Malamud, Bernard - The Natural
A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, as is the spine. It is inconsequentially rubbed at the spine ends. The back panel is sound. It is soiled and toned at the edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are bright and very clean. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are lightly bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are a little dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions - there is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher : Eyre & Spottiswoode