First edition, first printing [first state]. Original black cloth with silver titles to the spine and gilt to the upper board, in the Richard Chopping illustrated dustwrapper. A lovely very near fine copy, the binding square and firm, just a hint of bumping at the head of the spine, the cloth bright. The contents are clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the beautiful original dustwrapper which is entirely without loss or tears, the pink petals to the spine retaining good colour. Not price-clipped (16s. net to the front flap). A lovely copy.
[Gilbert A12a (1.1)].
Stock code: 18284