Alegria, Ciro - Broad and Alien is the World
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 9/6 on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing an insignificant touch of rubbing to the edges and corners. The spine is clean and unfaded. It shows a tiny hint of bruising to the ends. The back panel is sound, showing very slight soiling and a hint of rubbing to the edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are sound - the upper board shows gentle flecking at the top edge. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There is a neat previous ownership inscription on the half title page. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher : Nicholson & Watson