We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
A SIGNED UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper: The evocative period wrapper on this copy is complete and unclipped - showing the price 8s 6d. on the inside flap. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing and small nick out of the lower leading edge corner and a closed tear at the head of the flap fold. The spine has darkened. It shows slithers of loss at either end. The white back panel is sound. It shows gentle overall soiling.
Book: The book is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are sound. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The text block is clean. The closed page edges are sound, if slightly dusty. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. This copy has been INSCRIBED to the half title: with all good wishes, John Creasey. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Condition: Very Good +. Wrapper: Very Good
Publisher: John Long, 1947