A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped - showing the price 16s. on the inside flap. The front panel is sharp, showing light overall soiling. The spine is bright and unfaded. It shows bruising and light wear at the head -barely visible. The back panel is bright, if very gently soiled. Looks sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. It shows a hint of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are bright. No foxing. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. This copy has been FLAT SIGNED by Michael Gilbert to the title page. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton