Original yellow cloth with £500 reward advert on the front board. 11 chapters as called for. Competition slip intact and not filled in. folded frontispiece.( Kiddle W63 ). A UK first edition.
Wrapper : No wrapper.
Book : The book is tight and bright. The boards are bright, showing occasional soiling here and there. The lettering on the front board is bright and bold. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are bruised. The spine has darkened very, very slightly. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are slightly dusty. No dog-eared pages - the frontispiece, as is so often the case, has the leading edge folded over. There is scoring to the back of the competition slip. The binding is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy.
Publisher: Tallis Press