A UK first edition, first impression. Uncommon.
Wrapper : The evocative wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Barbara Walton ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing inconsequential wear to the bottom edge. The spine is unfaded and clean. The back panel is sound, showing gentle bruising at the bottom leading edge corner. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and bright. The bottom leading edge corner on the back board is bruised. The spine ends are insignificantly bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound, if insignificantly dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.