First Edition. Very Good. Item #4941
London: Cassell and Company LTD, 1956. First Edition with original decorated publisher's box. Octavo. 274 pages. Blue/Purple silk boards in glassine with spine and front board in gilt. White publisher's box printed with title page info on front and price of 31s 6d. net on back. Errata slip tipped in to Contents page.
Blue boards have faded to purple along edges, as appears common with this title. Binding is sound. Bookseller's ticket from "W.H. Smith & Son, English & French Books" to front pastedown. Previous owner's pencil markings to front free endpaper. Pages otherwise clean and unmarked.
Box is moderately worn though sound. Light soiling, and some edgewear and creasing. Bookseller's ticket affixed to front board, though first 1/3 has been torn off and is missing.