A Ludovic Travers mystery. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing light rubbing and surface creasing to the edges and corners. The spine is unfaded. The spine ends are rubbed and scuffed. The back panel is sound, showing insignificant soiling to the main body and gentle wear to the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are inconsequentially bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are spotted. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.