The first hardcover of the author's first book. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is clean and complete. It is unclipped. It shows light bruising to the top edges and to the spine ends. The spine is sunned.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are a tad dusty. There is a touch of toning to the text block. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. An decent copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Allison & Busby