The Sea Shall Not Have Them by John Harris 1st / 1st 1953
First UK edition and first print published by Hurst and Blackett in 1953. This is a very good +++ copy. The wrapper has minor wear to the spine ends and corners. It is price clipped. The boards have a handful of light marks. The pages and edges are clean and free from foxing or other marks. Overall a very good +++ copy. complete with the scarce daily mail wraparound band.
An essential flight from France leaves the crew of RAF Hudson missing, and somewhere in the North Sea four men cling to a dinghy, praying for rescue before exposure kills them or the enemy finds them. One man is critically injured; another (a rocket expert) is carrying a briefcase stuffed with vital secrets. A WW2 espionage novel. Rare with the band.