Mr. Finchley Goes to Paris - Victor CanningNew York: Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1938, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a little loss to the spine ends. Dust wrapper now protected in a removable mylar sleeve. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Mr. Finchley was temporarily disappointed in love. His heart wasn’t broken; he quite understood the lovely Mrs. Crantell’s feelings; they remained friends; but he was disappointed. He might even have moped a bit if suddenly he had not been sent on a business trip to Paris. It was Mr. Finchley’s first visit to Paris and though he tried to appear quite nonchalant he was pretty excited about it. In his own quiet way he intended to enjoy the week-end seeing the Louvre and Napoleon’s Tomb before his one-day business appointment. But the first night he encountered a small boy running down the street bearing aloft a haddock — and not a very fresh haddock, either — pursued by a hawker who seemed to have proprietary rights in the haddock. Something — put it down to Paris, if you like — made Mr. Finchley stick out his foot just as the hawker passed him. Which explains how Mr. Finchley met Robert.
And thus began a series of adventures in which Mr. Finchley found himself doing things he had never dreamed of with a varied assortment of people, including an actress, a naturalist, a wealthy ne’er-do-well and a polite but inefficient criminal. Even after Robert returned to London with Mr. Finchley, whose business trip had extended itself in a way that was astonishing both to Mr. Finchley and his employers, he retained the faculty of getting Mr. Finchley into the most surprising situations. And the last of them is one highly satisfactory to Mr. Finchley and to the reader.
Readers who met Mr. Finchley several years ago in “Mr. Finchley’s Holiday” will welcome the opportunity of renewing his acquaintance, and to those who are meeting him for the first time the publishers are delighted to introduce this slightly bewildered and wholly lovable character.”