The author's FIRST book. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 15s on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded. The spine is clean and unfaded. It shows a tiny hint of rubbing to the ends. The back panel is sound, showing a hint of overall discolouration and slight scuffing to the corners.
Book : The book is square and very 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 shows feint flecking. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher : Heinemann