John Creasey writing as Gordon Ashe. A Patrick Dawlish thriller. A UK first edition, first impression. Uncommon.
WRAPPER: The evocative wrapper on this copy (artwork by Alex Jardine) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing light wear and surface creasing to the top and bottom edges. The corners are rubbed. The spine is unfaded and shows some light rubbing and scuffing to the ends. The back panel is sound, showing gentle rubbing and bruising to the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
BOOK: The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean. The upper corners and the spine ends are very gently bruised. The spine is gently faded. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound. They show occasional flecking and are slightly 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: John Long, 1947
Condition: Very Good +. Wrapper: Very Good ++