A UK first edition, first impression. A review copy with review slip loosely laid in.
Wrapper: The period wrapper on this copy (artwork by William Randell) is bright, clean, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. The white back panel is lightly soiled and the upper edges of the spine and front panel show trivial rubbing. Looks sharp.
Book: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and bright. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are slightly dusty and show occasional spotting. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: John Long, 1963
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: Very Good++ / Near Fine