From May to October
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing rubbing and light ruffling to the top and bottom edges. The spine crease is lightly rubbed. The orange colouring on the spine has gently faded. The spine ends are very slightly bruised. The back panel is bright. Looks sharp in protective plastic.Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton