A UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper: The wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Edward Bawden ) is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing light rubbing at the edges. The spine is lightly toned and gently scuffed at the ends. The back panel is sound - there is wear ( a couple of small closed tears and attendant creasing ) at the top edge. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The decorated boards are clean and bright - there is light toning at the top of the back board. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are unmarked - they are very slightly dusty. No dog-eared pages. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Book Condition: Very Good +++ Wrapper: Very Good +
Publisher: Faber UK 1939