A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped, showing the price 8/6 on the inside flap. The front panel is unfaded, showing wear at the top and bottom edges and nicks out of the spine corners. The spine is unfaded. It is rubbed and scuffed at the ends. The spine ends have been reinforced internally. The back panel is sound, showing gentle soiling and a touch of rubbing to the top and bottom edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean. The corners are sharp. The spine shows some ghosting and slithers of fading at the ends. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are slightly dusty - the top edge is gently flecked. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hutchinson, 1945
Condition: Very Good +. Wrapper: Very Good +