Vintage Mystery: Shadowed! First Edition 1929 by Hilaire Belloc illustrated by G.K. Chesterton


Title: Shadowed! [But Soft -- We Are Observed!]

Author: Hilaire Belloc
Illustrator: G. K. Chesterton

Description: Stated First Edition. Black cloth boards with teal lettering and border design on front. Blue topstain. Head of spine pushed; light blemish spots on front board. Previous owner's name in pencil on ffep, else pages clean. Dust jacket rubbed; chipped; general edgewear; not price clipped ($2.50). DJ in clear archival sleeve. 37 illustrations by G. K. Chesteron. 312 pp. 7.5 x 5.25 inches.

A Chester-Belloc political mystery, set in the year 1979: devious diplomacy, international intrigues, and secret service sleuths are abroad throughout the land. Belloc's humor is evident as he takes shots at living targets and contemporary governments in his satire. Features a female Prime Minister (Thatcher was elected in 1979).

First published in the UK in 1928 under the title But Soft -- We Are Observed!. This is the first American edition. Scarce in jacket. The previous owner was Grace M. Von Egloffstein.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good

Publisher: Harper & Brothers
Place: New York and London
Year: 1929

Language: English

ISBN: n/a

Keywords: mystery, fiction, novel, Egloffstein, 1979, G. K. Chesterton,

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