Hutchinson, 1971. Item #27870
FORSYTH, Frederic. THE DAY OF THE JACKAL. London: Hutchinson, . 8vo., printed wraps. A scarce uncorrected proof copy. With an outstanding signed presentation from Forsyth, several weeks before the book's actual publication, on the title page: "To John Mallinson, My good friend, without whose help and encouragement I could never have got my first big break. Freddie Forsyth. 5.4.71." Very Good (bit of wear & soil, two former owners' bookplates tipped verso of the front cover). Enclosed in a custom-designed, clam-shell leather & boards box, gilt-tooled spine with a depiction of a soldier's silhouette saluting the French flag on the front cover. Quite unique and certainly a scarce item in a very pleasing display case.