A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Stein ) is bright and complete. It has been clipped. The front panel is bright, clean and unfaded. It shows absolutely negligible rubbing to the top and bottom edges. The spine is clean. The brown background colouring on the spine has faded. The spine ends are very slightly rubbed and scuffed. The back panel is bright. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are inconsequentially bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly toned. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The number 650 is written in pen in the very corner of the ffep ( tiny ). There is a bookplate affixed to the ffep - this has been FLAT SIGNED by Francis Gerard. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.