First edition, first printing. Publisher's original black cloth with gilt 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 cloth and gilt bright and fresh. The contents, with a neat gift inscription to the front endpaper are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the fine clean and bright dustwrapper that remains without fading, loss or tears. Not price-clipped (18s net to the front flap). A very attractive example.
[Gilbert A13a (1.2 First impression, first issue, second state, binding A)], preceded only by the issue of 940 copies with the gilt stamped gun on the upper board.
Stock code: 22670