London, Bodley Head, 1947. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. With the jacket and the wraparound band (enter stage left a salivating Pickard and Atkinson). Some crushing to the spine tips, a 50mm tear to lower edge of the spine on the jacket, similar to foreedge. Resultant creasing to lower edge of jacket. Rear plate a touch soiled. Leaves a touch creased and foxed to edges. [8559, Hyraxia Books].