Original yellow cloth with £500 reward advert on the front board. 11 chapters as called for. Competition slip intact and not filled in. Folded frontispiece.( Kiddle W63 ). A UK first edition.
Wrapper : No wrapper.
Book : The book is tight and bright. The boards are bright, showing occasional soiling here and there. The lettering on the front board is bright and bold. The spine ends are bruised. The spine has - as ever - faded. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are dusty and show general overall soiling. No dog-eared pages - the frontispiece, as is so often the case, has the leading edge folded over. The competition slip is torn for half its length along its serrated edge. The binding is tight, the hinges are tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy.