John W. Doull, Bookseller, Inc.

Quick Search

Author/Illustrator
Title
Words appearing in our descriptions
Keyword(s)
 
 
 
 
   
Author Name:    LYALL, Gavin.

Title:   Wrong Side of the Sky. First US Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1961, 

Seller ID:   114503

LYALL, Gavin. The Wrong Side of the Sky. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, (1961). First US Printing. Pp. (8),3-278,(4). 8vo, patterned brown cloth with green lettering to spine. Lyall's first book. "This is a novel of highadventure with a Mediterranean background which shifts variously between G reece, the Aegean Islands and North America. The title refers to today's 'tramp freighters of the air -- ex-Air Force planes flown by ex-Air Force pilots -- who will deliver almost any cargo, any place, at a price and withoutasking too many questions. But sometimes these offbeat cargoes lead to tro uble and even murder. The cargo that leads to trouble in this book is a fortune in jewels belonging to an Indian Maharajah. It seems that some years ago during the independence riots the Maharajah had hired some planes to flyhis fortune out of danger, and one of the planes had disappeared without a trace. Now suddenly a few of the missing jewels had appeared on the black market. The search for the remainder of the 'lost' cargo is basis for this exciting tale. It is a fast moving, beautifully plotted and paced story that ranks with the best of Berkley Mather and Geoffrey Household, whilst the flying scenes themselves will inevitably bring to mind the writing of Ernest Gann." - from the dustjacket. Name inked to flyleaf, else very good in spine-nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 50.00


Price = 50.00 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@doullbooks.com
Copyright©2018. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie