Fair. No Dustjacket. 1950. Third Impression. 287 pages. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Beige cloth hardcover, with titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages, with fair tanning and slight foxing on fore-edge and end papers. Rear hinge is lightly cracked, with library stamps on front end paper and paste down. Ex-libris plate on front paste down. Boards are acceptable, light bumping on corners and spine ends, lightly rubbing, scratched and darkened, with slight leaning to boards.
Good. No Dustjacket. 1950. 287 pages. No dust jacket. Pale green cloth boards with red lettering to spine. The pages are clean and clearly legible although mildly yellowed throughout with foxed endpapers. The rear hinge is cracked. There is an owner's inscription to the front endpaper. The boards are mildly tanned along the spine with bumped corners and rub-marks on all sides. Price recently reduced! ! !
Good. No Dustjacket. 1950. 287 pages. No dust jacket. Grey cloth boards. Good bright pages. Heavy foxing to the endpapers. The rear hinge is cracked, with exposed netting and slack binding. Minor edge wear with corner bumping and scuffing. Boards slightly warped. Boards are rubbed and marked. Lean to the spine. Price recently reduced! ! !
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1950. 287 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth hardcover, with titling on spine. Lightly tanned pages, with fair tanning on fore-edge. Hinges are lightly cracked, ffep has been removed, yet pages remain tight. Stamps and inscriptions on end pages and paste downs. light foxing on opening-closing pages. Boards are acceptable, light bumping on corners and spine ends, with fair rub and a few stain marks on front, rear and spine. Price recently reduced! ! !
Very Good in Good+ jacket. Hardback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Tight and square, light foxing in edges and endpapers, a name in front. The dust jacket is sealed in clear laminate, a few edge chips, price unclipped.
Pray Silence was the original title of the first Tommy Hambledon novel (retitled in the US to "A Toast to Tomorrow") and one of the best. If you want a feel for what it was like to live in England or Germany in the early 20th century you can't find a more readable description. That isn't, or course, the point of the book but it adds a pleasant depth to the story. The story line is well done and the humor is quite good - but not over-the-top. I have probably read the novel a dozen times since I first discovered it in the late 1950s and still enjoy it.
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