Published by Rich & Cowan, 1956. First edition, first printing, with first issue dust jacket. Hardcover, in jacket. First issue price of 9s. 6d. intact on jacket flap. Ex-library copy. Library sticker on jacket spine, top and bottom edge of jacket previously had a thin strip clipped by the library to enable it to fit into the old style jacket protector used by libraries at that time. Light edge wear, light glue residue on front flap. Otherwise jacket remains bright and is now in fresh Mylar. Book itself has blue boards, with silver lettering. Boards and lettering are bright and clean. Page edges show soiling and aging. Interior has a few library stamps and markings, glue residue to end pages. Rear hinge beginning to crack, rest of binding strong. Light slant to spine. Text is unmarked, however the book shows typical signs of a well read library book, periodic soiling here and there on the interior pages, some pages dog eared. A good copy, in good jacket.