A Saturnin Sax mystery. A US first edition, using UK plates and a UK wrapper as called for.
WRAPPER: The wrapper on this copy is bright, very clean, unfaded and complete. It has been clipped to remove the UK price and the US price ($2.95) has been printed at the top of the inside flap. It shows inconsequential soiling to tan trivial wear to the lower edge of the back panel. 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 gilt lettering on the spine is rubbed. The pages are clean and bright. No foxing. The closed page edges are fresh. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges or dog-eared pages. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hutchinson, 1958
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Near Fine