London: Robert Hale Limited, 1949. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine / Very Good/Near Fine. Item #010498
8vo., 251pp. Beautiful First Edition, published the year before the US edition. Bound in black cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Figure on front board in gilt. Mapped end-papers. Square, tight and clean throughout with some minor wear to spine ends, edges and tips. A few scattered spots to page fore-edges. Spine gilt just starting to fade. Gorgeous unclipped dust-jacket, (4/6 Net), has some minor edge-wear and a couple of short closed tears. A bit of rubbing to folds. and light soiling on rear panel. Still remarkably fresh and bright. A very pretty collectable copy of an uncommon title, particularly in such nice condition. (Hubin, p.77).