A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, clean and unfaded, showing light wear and a single closed tear at the top edge. The spine is clean. The red lettering on the spine is dulled. The spine ends are bruised and rubbed. The back panel is bright, showing light wear to the upper and lower edges. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean, the corners are sharp. The spine ends are bruised. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are sound, if slightly dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Book Condition: Near Fine . Wrapper: Very Good +
Publisher: Heinemann, UK, 1971