We previously bought and/or sold this book in the following, or similar, condition:
Short stories by the likes of Joseph Conrad, R Austin Freeman, Cutliffe Hyne, Poe, W W Jacobs and Rafael Sabatini. Undated (c. 1935), but an assumed A UK first edition. Well preserved and scarce thus.
Wrapper: The period wrapper on this copy is very bright, is clean and is complete. It is unclipped and, remarkably, it is unfaded. It shows slight wear at the top edges (including two closed tears - on the front panel, one on the back). Looks very sharp in protective plastic.
Book: The book is square and very tight. The boards are very clean and are unfaded. The corners are sharp. The pages are clean. No foxing. The closed page edges are toned. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A striking copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Hutchinson, 1935
Condition: Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good++ / Near Fine