First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles and illustration in black to the upper board and spine, without dustwrapper. Top edge brown. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece by Howard Leigh and 6 full page drawings in black by Will Narraway. A near very good copy, the binding firm with a little bumping at the extremities, the cloth clean and quite bright. The contents are without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps with some spotting to the prelims and margins throughout. The blank rear endpaper is torn with loss to the bottom corner.
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: 18579