A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing insignificant rubbing at the corners. The spine is clean and unfaded. The spine ends show light rubbing and scuffing. The back panel is sound, showing slight wear to the edges and a touch of gentle soiling. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, the corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are dulled and a little dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Heinemann 1948
Condition : Very Good ++ Wrapper : Very Good ++