An early Thriller Book Club UK reprint. Undated, but from the late 1930's. Unusual in jacket. Oatmeal cloth with brown spine lettering.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing gentle wear at the top and bottom edges and small closed tears at each of the leading edge corners. The spine is clean and unfaded. It is gently nicked and rubbed at the head. The back panel is lightly soiled, showing gentle wear at 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. There is a touch of bruising to the spine ends. The pages are clean. The closed page edges lightly soiled and are gently flecked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Thriller Book Club