We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
A UK first edition, first impression. A scarce title.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy (artwork by James Arnold) is bright, clean and complete. Whilst the inside flap has not bee clipped, the price has been cut out. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing trivial wear at the top edge. The spine is unfaded and bright. It is inconsequentially rubbed at the top and the bottom. The back panel is fresh. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book: The book is tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are unfaded and clean. The corners are sharp. There is a touch of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The text block is clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is tight, the hinges are solid. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Bodley Head, 1939
Condition: Very Good ++ / Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good++ / Near Fine