First edition. Publisher's original red cloth with black and white titles and illustrations to the upper board and spine. Illustrated throughout in black and white by the author. A very good copy, the binding square and tight, slightly worn to the spine tips and board corners, the cloth a little faded to the spine and parts of the lower and upper boards. The contents, with a bookplate and a small bookseller's label to the front pastedown and some spotting to the prelims and text block edges, are otherwise are clean throughout.
The presence of the white titles and illustration on the spine of the binding would suggest this it to be in the second issue of the first printing "The white pigment used on the covers of the first edition flaked off and a new ink was used for subsequent issues" [Stewart 260].
Stock code: 20146