First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with bronze titles to the spine, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. Green patterned endpapers. An excellent very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with a previous owner's ink inscription to the half title and very slightly spotting to the top edge of the text block are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the clean and bright dustwrapper which remains without loss or tears. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap).
[Gilbert A13a (1.2 First impression, first issue, second state, binding A), preceded only by the issue with the gilt stamped gun on upper board.]
Stock code: 18286