First edition, first printing. Original red cloth with black lettering to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good copy, tight and square, without inscriptions or stamps, the text block edges slightly toned and with a few white spots. The lightly rubbed and toned dustwrapper also shows a few white spots at the top of the front panel and a few nicks and small tears to extremities. There is an internally repaired closed angled tear at the top of the front panel. Not priced-clipped and correctly priced (12s 6d net) to the front flap. An attractive copy, in spite of the blemishes.
The thirty-eighth Arthur Crook mystery.
Stock code: 17202