A bright UK first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The evocative period wrapper on this copy is bright, unfaded and complete. It is unclipped. It shows a hint of gentle rubbing to the spine ends and to the top edge of the back panel. Looks 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 a hint of trivial bruising to the spine ends. The pages are clean. The closed page edges are sound - the top edge is slightly dusty. No foxing. No dog-eared pages. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. A very nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Edmund Ward, 1948
Condition: Very Good ++ / Near Fine. Wrapper: Very Good++ / Near Fine