Published by Hutchinson & Co., London; 1961. 8vo. Very Good+/Near Fine. This modern First edition, this second novel from the author John Bratby is in Very Good+ condition. It is tightly bound in it’s original purple boardsm with gilt illustration to front boasrd and lettering to the spine. There is bumping and fading to the edges and corners adn some slight fading in places to the boards themselves. However, the binding remains strong and sound and there are no marks to the boards. Inside, there is an ex-libris label and stamp to the front free endpaper for the St. John and Red Cross Hospital Library, and a triangular white paper affixed to the rear endpaper. But these are the only issues to speak of, with the pages all clean and bright, with all illustrations also clean and clear, and in very good condition in spite of being an ex-library book. The original, illustrated dustjacket is in Near Fine condition, with just some very slight bumping and chipping to the edges. Apart from this it remains clean and free from damage or blemishes. It is housed in a plastic cover to keep it in such good condition. Overall, this is a very nice copy of this modern first edition indeed and, in spite of being an ex-library book, would be an excellent addition to any book collection.