A very bright, very well preserved UK first edition, first impression - SIGNED by the author.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy ( artwork by Youngman Carter ) is very bright, very fresh, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. It shows a hint of trivial rubbing to the spine ends. Very well preserved and very sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. It shows an insignificant hint of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are unmarked - the top edge is slightly dusty. No foxing. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. This copy has been FLAT SIGNED by the author to the half title page. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.