A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Frank Ford ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, clean and unfaded. The spine is unfaded and clean. It shows a tiny touch of rubbing and scuffing at the head. The back panel is sound, if just a little soiled to the main body. The top edge shows gentle wear. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are very bright and very clean. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are sound - they are slightly dulled and slightly dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Herbert Jenkins