Prelude to Murder
A UK first edition, first impression - unusual in this condition.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, unfaded and bold. The spine is bright and unfaded. It shows an insignificant hint of bruising to the ends. The white back panel is bright and clean. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and bright. The spine ends and lower corners are very gently bruised. The pages are very clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are bright. they are slightly dulled. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. There are no previous ownership inscriptions - there is a file copy stamp on the front pastedown under the front inside flap and on the title page. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Sampson Low