A Bibliomystery. Hubin listed. A UK first edition, first impression - unusual in this condition.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright, unfaded and bold. There is a hint of inconsequential rubbing to the edges and corners. The spine is bright and unfaded. It shows a touch of bruising to the ends. The white back panel is bright. Looks sharp in protective plastic.
Book : The book is square and very tight. The boards are very clean and very bright. The corners are sharp. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are very clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are bright, though lightly dulled with age. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton