A bright UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper: The evocative period wrapper on this copy (artwork by Loudon Sainthill) is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. It shows a hint of rubbing and scuffing to the spine ends. Looks 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 are clean - there is a trace of tape residue on both endpapers. The closed page edges are sound though dulled with age. No foxing. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1957
Condition: Very Good ++. Wrapper: Near Fine