Binns, Ottwell - The Secret Pearls
A small format 1/- UK reprint - dated 1931 on the title page.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Abbey ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, clean and unfaded. It shows gentle wear at the bottom edge. The spine is clean and bright. It is lightly rubbed and scuffed at the ends. The back panel is sound, showing overall soiling and a touch of wear to the bottom edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are bright and very clean. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty and show occasional spotting. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A pleasing copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Ward Lock