We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
A UK first edition thus - with the number 1 on the copyright page. Not the common Book Club issue.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy is very bright, is unfaded, and is complete. It is unclipped. Comes with the wraparound band - as issued. There is a tiny, tiny trace of rubbing to the top edges of the wrapper. Looks very sharp.
Book: The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The pages and closed page edges are clean, white and bright. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. A handsome copy. .
Book Condition: Fine Wrapper: Near Fine ++
Publisher: Harper Collins 2009