A Nero Wolfe mystery. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is solid and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing rubbing to the bottom and leading edges and gentle wear at the top edge. The spine is clean and unfaded. It shows light wear at the head and half a centimetre of loss at the tail. There is some minor rubbing to the main body of the spine panel. The back panel is sound. It is lightly worn at the edges and there is minor nicking to the spine corners. Looks solid in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and tight. The boards are bright and clean. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are browned and dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A decent copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Collins ( Collins Crime Club )