The Deep
The Deep

BENCHLEY, Peter. The Deep.

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BENCHLEY, Peter. The Deep. London: Andre Deutsch, 1976.

8vo., blue speckled cloth with lettering in gilt to spine; unclipped wrapper with wrap-around illustration by Gillian Hills; pp. [ii], 251, [iii]; a little peeling to upper edge of wrapper; else fine.
First edition, signed by Benchley to the title page.
Benchley's second novel after Jaws involves a honeymooning couple who discover two sunken treasures on the Bermuda reefs and are are subsequently targeted by a drug syndicate. The book was quickly followed in 1977 by a film of the same name, starring Robert Shaw, Jacqueline Bisset and Nick Nolte.

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