A Jim Steele mystery. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 8/6 on the inside flap. The front panel is bright, unfaded and bold. It shows a trivial hint of wear to the upper edge. The spine is clean and bright. It shows gentle wear at the ends. The back panel is sound - it is slightly soiled. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean. The lower corners and the spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are very clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are bright - the top edge is slightly dusty. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Robert Hale, 1945
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: Very Good ++