BLAKE, Quentin (illustrator). J.P. MARTIN (author). Uncle and His Detective. London; Jonathan Cape. 1966.
8vo. Original acid yellow linson boards gilt, pictorial pale green endpapers, preserved in white pictorial dustwrapper with designs to both panels; pp. [x], 11-172; illustrated throughout in line; both externally and internally a fine, uninscribed copy with faint dusting to top edges of book block, protected by a near fine, price-clipped dustwrapper with the faintest toning to spine, an insignificant bruise to head of spine and, on the reverse, a narrow strip of faint foxing along top edge (not visible on the right side).
First edition. The third volume in the series of Uncle books, widely considered as modern children's classics.