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. .
Book Condition: Very Good ++ Wrapper: Near Fine
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1957FAQs - Peace of Mind On How We Pack, Refunds & Shipping