A novel of Tyneside. A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing light wear at the top edge. There is a small closed tear - barely visible - at the bottom edge. The spine is unfaded. The spine is slightly bruised at the ends. The back panel is sound, showing gentle overall soiling and a small closed tear running down from the centre of the top edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, the corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are unmarked. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There re no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.