Appleby, John - The Dark Corsican
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 9s 6d on the inside flap. The front and back panels are bright and unfaded, showing insignificant bruising at the top edges and slight soiling to the back panel. The spine is clean, bright and (unusually) unfaded. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are fresh, clean and unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are very slightly bruised. The pages are clean and unmarked. The closed page edges are bright. No spotting. There is an ownership inscription on the ffep. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Werner Laurie