A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Elaine Davey ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing a touch of gentle wear and trivial rubbing at the top edge. The pictorial spine is clean and unfaded. It shows a modicum of rubbing and scuffing to the ends. The back panel is clean, showing light wear at the bottom edge. well preserved. Looks sharp in protective plastic.Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, bright and unfaded. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dulled. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Rich & Cowan, 1947
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good +++