SOLD - Saint on Guard - Leslie Charteris 1944 - Garden City: Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday, New York - First Edition A fine copy of the true first edition, preceding the UK edition.

Starring Simon Templar alias The Saint in two World War II-themed adventures, ‘
The Black Market’ and ‘The Sizzling Saboteur’.

Both stories were adapted for the television series starring Roger Moore as Simon Templar and leading to his later role as James Bond.

Inspector Fernack came all the way uptown from Centre Street to the Saint’s suite at the Algonquin, and thrust the paper under Simon’s nose, and said grimly: ‘Would you mind telling me just what this means?’

‘You mean I should read it to you, or are you just stuck on the longer words
?’
  Provenance: Small contemporary label of The Book Shop, 5 Grosvenor Building, Providence, Rhode Island.

Octavo (book size 20.7x14.5cm), pp. [1] 214. Dust jacket with ‘T.S.O.G. PRICE, $2.00’ to upper corner of front flap, all corners with publisher’s decorative clip, and with light colour-touch up to spine and front flap fold.
  Condition: A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with light colour-touch up to spine and front flap fold.   Ref: 110231   Price: HK$ 0