A UK first edition, first impression and the true first hardcover edition.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price £1.25 on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing gentle rubbing to the edges and the corners. The spine is clean and unfaded. It is nicked and scuffed at the ends. The back panel is sound, showing a touch of wear to the edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and tight. The boards are clean and unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are toned - the top edge is dusty and flecked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A decent copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: David Bruce & Watson, 1973
Condition: Very Good +. Wrapper: Very Good +