A very good first edition in the original green binding. Age spotting to the top and bottom of page block, and a previous owner's ex libris plate is attached to the inside of the front cover. In a good, unclipped dust jacket, with minor brown age spotting. Minor wear to the edges. A protective film has been applied to the dust jacket, and is beginning to separate from the jacket near the spine.
Do Butlers Burgle Banks? (1968) features Mike Bond, the hitherto fortunate owner of Bond's Bank, who finds himself in a spot of trouble so serious that he wants someone to burgle the bank before the trustees inspect it. Fortunately for him, Horace Appleby, currently posing as his butler, is on hand to oblige. For Horace is, in fact, not a butler at all but the best sort of American gangster, prudently concealing himself in an English country house while hiding from his rivals. Looking for peace and safety, Horace is to discover before long that the hot-spots of New York are a whole lot more restful than the English countryside. This is the lightest of light comedies, a Wodehousian soufflé from his later years.