BRICKHILL, Paul. The Great Escape … with Drawings by Ley Kenyon. London, Faber, [March, 1951].
8vo. Original cloth with illustrated dust-wrappers, not price-clipped; pp. 263, illustrations in the text, plates after photographs; apart from light wear and one tear to margins of wrappers, name on front fly-leaf, a near- fine copy.
First edition, third impression, in the same month as the first printing, still using the origina wrapper design. The most iconic WWII escape story, a run-away success for the author and publisher. All early printings are scarce.