First edition, first impression. Inscribed presentation copy. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. A very good or better copy, thin strips of fading at the binding extremities, the contents clean and bright throughout. Complete with the lightly rubbed and creased pictorial dustwrapper which has a single short closed tear to the rear flap. Not price-clipped (10s 6d net to the front flap).
Inscribed by the author in blue ink on the front free endpaper "To "Essie" / from her long-lost / "Squidge" / alias / Mary Wickham Bond / July 26 - 1966 / The Stafford / London".
Stock code: 10132