A locked room mystery. Cheap Edition stated on the copyright page. An early UK reprint.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright, complete and unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing gentle bruising and surface creasing to the top and bottom edges. The spine and leading edges are gently scuffed. The spine is unfaded, and is bruised and scuffed at the head. The white back panel is sound. It shows gentle bruising to the top edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded. The upper corners and the spine ends are gently bruised. The text block is clean. The closed page edges are slightly dusty and slightly toned. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: John Long