First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with silver titles to the spine, in the Barbara Walton illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely fine copy, the binding square and tight, the contents clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the fine original dustwrapper, correctly priced £7.75 to the front flap. A superb example.
The scarcest of the the author's books in first edition, which is also his last, most of the seemingly tiny print run went into the library system.
Stock code: 16695
London: Robert Hale.