First edition, first printing. Publisher's original red cloth with titles and illustration in black to the upper board and spine, without dustwrapper. Top edge red. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Howard Leigh and 6 full page drawings in black by J. Abbey. A very good copy, the binding firm with a little bumping at the extremities, the cloth clean and quite bright. The red top stain faded almost to extinction. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps with some spotting to the prelims and margins throughout.
The correct first issue of the first edition (48mm wide at the thickest point of the spine and without asterisks to the half title).
Stock code: 18580