London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author to New York theater set designer Susan Barras on the title page: "Susan Barras. / May God's blessing be with you always. / In all sincerity / Peter Cushing '92."
An uncommon signature from the meticulous actor whose name is synonymous with the great Hammer films of the 1950s through the 1970s (as Baron Frankenstein and Dr. Van Helsing, among other roles). Cushing also played Sherlock Holmes many times, and was memorable late in his career as Grand Moff Tarkin in the original "Star Wars" film, Darth Vader's unlucky first in command. He passed away in 1994, two years after the date of this signing.
Near Fine in a bright, Near Fine dust jacket, with a bruise at the top of the front endpaper from an earlier erasure.