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Forsyth, Frederick
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL. HUTCHINSON OF LONDON, 1971
Estimate
2,0003,000
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167
Forsyth, Frederick
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL. HUTCHINSON OF LONDON, 1971
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Forsyth, Frederick
THE DAY OF THE JACKAL. HUTCHINSON OF LONDON, 1971
8vo, FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY FREDERICK FORSYTH ("To | Sir Dudley | with warmest regards | Freddie Forsyth | 15.11.71.") on verso of the half-title, half-title, original dust-jacket preserved at end, pictorial red, blue, black and white morocco, black morocco onlays and silver rule depicting a marksman and crosshairs, lettered in silver in spine, all edges silver, red, blue and white head- and tail bands, patterned endpapers, collector's matching black morocco slipcase
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As a young journalist posted in Paris in the early 1960s, Forsyth had reported first hand from the scene of a genuine attempt by extreme right wing forces to assassinate President Charles de Gaulle on the Avenue de la Libération.  It was this experience which inspired his 1971 novel, centred on an unnamed assassin, codenamed the “Jackal,” who ingeniously plots a further threat to de Gaulle’s life.

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