London, Constable Young Books, 1963. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. First British edition. An important novel, adapted numerous times in various formats. Some staining to the jacket spine both exterior and interior, and a little nibbling to the spine tips. Price-clipped. A little offsetting to the endpapers, owner's name to endpaper. Slight lean, and a little dustiness. Cover art by Anthony Maitland [9528, Hyraxia Books].