A UK first edition, first impression in a first state wrapper, priced at £8.95.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is clean, complete and unmarked. It is unclipped. The front panel is sharp. The yellow on the spine may have faded - it is difficult to tell and the colour may be the original. Given that the red colours on the spine are still bold, this may well be the case. The spine ends show insignificant rubbing. The back panel is bright, show a tiny trace of rubbing to the spine crease. Looks sharp in protective plastic. Book
: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean and bright. The closed page edges are fresh. No foxing. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks.
Publisher: Allen Lane