A UK first edition, first impression. This is a Hodder & Stoughton publisher's file copy - with a file copy stamp on the half title page - unique thus.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is very bright, is unfaded, and is complete. There is a tiny , innocuous stain on the front panel and the spine ends are inconsequentially and insignificantly bruised. The wrapper is unclipped. Looks very sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The pages and closed page edges are clean - no foxing, no spotting. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton