Royde Smith, Naomi - The Altar-Piece
Hubin listed crime novel. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Bip Pares ) is clean and bright. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, showing minor wear to the edges and corners. The spine is unfaded. It is gently rubbed and scuffed at the ends. There is a 2 cm closed tear running up from the foot of the spine. The back panel is sound. It is gently soiled and shows light wear to the edges and slight nicking at the corners. Looks bright in protective plastic.
Book : The book is tight. The boards are bright and unfaded. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The text block is clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.