The John Riddell Murder Case
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The fragile, period wrapper on this copy is solid and intact. It is unclipped. The front panel is unfaded and intact, showing gentle overall soiling as well as slight rubbing to the edges. The spine is unfaded. It is lightly soiled and is lightly bruised at the ends. The back panel is sound, showing gentle overall soiling and trivial bruising to the top and bottom edges. Looks solid in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are faded.The front board is creased and though not evident from the outside is split and cracked internally. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean - the opening few pages are foxed. The closed page edges are slightly grubby. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.