Merle, Robert - Week-end at Zuydcoote
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 9s 6d on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded. It shows gentle wear at the top and bottom edges. The spine is clean. The orange sections of the spine have faded. The head of the spine is gently chipped. The back panel is sound, showing a touch of bruising at the top edge. Looks sharp.Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are bright - the top edge is slightly dusty and the leading edge is lightly flecked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There is a small, neat ownership inscription on the front pastedown, obscured by the inside flap. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: John Lehmann