A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 7/6 on the inside flap. The front panel is unfaded, showing an insignificant tinge of overall soiling and rubbing and bruising to the top and bottom edges. The spine is unfaded. It shows two or three feint spots and is very slightly bruised at the head and tail. The back panel is sound, showing a touch of rubbing to the top and bottom edges. 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 bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty - the leading edge is gently flecked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.