The Vanished Guest
A small format 5/- UK reprint - undated but from the late 1940's.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Abbey ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 5/- on the inside flap. The front panel is bright, clean and unfaded. The spine is clean and bright. There is a publisher's 2/- price sticker affixed to the spine. The back panel is sound, showing a hint of overall soiling and a touch of wear to the top edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are bright and very clean. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There is a previous ownership inscription on the front pastedown. A pleasing copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Ward Lock