The Mind of Max Duvine

TREVOR, Elleston. The Mind of Max Duvine.

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TREVOR, Elleston. The Mind of Max Duvine. London: Gerald G. Swan, 1960.

8vo., original blue publisher's cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt; in the original unclipped dust jacket; pp. [iv], 252; light pushing to head and foot; upper edges a touch dusty and with light spots; internally rather clean, with some light creases to pages; a near-fine copy in jacket which has retained much of its original colour, with creasing to edges, some short tears to both panels and along spine, and light shelf wear; still very good.
First edition, in the striking jacket by D. Williams depicting observant eyes in the sky and walls. A supernatural thriller, centred around telepathy.
Elleston Trevor was a prolific writer of children's fantasy, weird tales and science fiction who wrote under nine different pseudonyms and is perhaps best known for his 1964 adventure story The Flight of the Phoenix.
The Mind of Max Duvine is "the story of a man directed more strongly by this unseen, unheard force…it is the story of a mind - the mind of Maxwell Duvine, now dead. His tomb contains his body, nothing more."