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A CAPTIVE IN THE LAND, Aldridge, James

Author Name    Aldridge, James

Title   A CAPTIVE IN THE LAND

Binding   Hardcover and Dustjacket

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Good +

Edition   First Edition.

Publisher   London Hamish Hamilton 1962

Seller ID   012564

376pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped and canted spine. Plain boards lightly bumped on several foredge corners, else unmarked. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock slightly tanned. Art-illustrated (P. Youngman Carter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped (crudely, with some text loss), nipped and edgeworn, some fold biopredation. This survival-based thriller, set in the Arctic, unfolds when a meteorological survey team flying in a Dakota, see the wreckage of a downed aircraft near which is a moving human. Rupert Royce, the meteorologist aboard, parachutes down to assist while the plane flies on to get help. Unknown to him, the Dakota crashes with total loss of life before they can organise a rescue crew. So begins the battle to survive for an American and an injured Russian. Footnote - a movie of the same name, based on the book, was released in 1993, directed by John Berry. Book weight approx. 440g. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

FICTION, THRILLERS, MYSTERY MODERN FIRST EDITIONS, SURVIVAL DRAMA, ALDRIDGE, (HAROLD EDWARD) JAMES, 1918-2015

Price = 28.20 AUD



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