First edition, first issue. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the spine with a central vertical crease, the tips pushed and rubbed. The outer corners of the upper panel are bumped. The contents remain clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the near fine, bright and clean pictorial dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and nicked to the upper spine tip, with a small nick/tear to the lower edge of the front panel. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap).
The first issue, containing the (subsequently suppressed) passage on p. 272 describing the fire at the piano-works.
Stock code: 20076