We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
Short novel of mass murder in London. Quarter bound. snake skin patterned boards, black cloth spine. Label to spine. In jacket. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing gentle soiling and flecking to the edges. The spine is sound. It is gently toned and shows inconsequential bruising to the ends. The back panel is sound, if minimally soiled to the edges.Book: The book is sound and tight. The front and back boards are bright and clean. The spine is unfaded and bright. The label on the spine is bright and fresh. The pages are clean and without foxing. There is a hint of ghosting to the endpapers. The closed page edges are bright. The binding is tight - no loose pages or cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy.
Publisher: Mandrake Press