London, Collins, 1963. Paperback. A very good copy. Uncorrected proof. Uncommon. The second of the Alderley books preceded by The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. There appear to be two states of the proof, one in red wrappers with label and the present state in marbled paper. Some rolling to the corners, spine lean, a few short tears (including a larger one to the lower spine), some staining to the wraps. [8578, Hyraxia Books].