SHUTE, Nevil. In the Wet. London: William Heinemann, 1953.
Crown 8vo. Original red cloth; backstrip lettered in gilt; pictorial dustwrapper with wrap-around design by Biro; pp.[viii], 354, [iv]; a very good copy, the boards a little rubbed at extremities and previous school prize inscription to ffep; the price-clipped jacket clean and bright with some nicks and small closed tears to edges, and one closed tear to lower panel.
First edition, featuing flying, the future, mystic states, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things. An elderly clergyman stationed in the Australian bush is called to the bedside of a dying derelict. In his delirium he tells a story of England in 1983 through the medium of a squadron air pilot in the service of Queen Elizabeth II.