First edition first printing Boardman 1954. Rare Hardback in any condition with dust jacket. Book is still tight and square. Boards have bumped corners and markings to both. A very tiny but noticeable bump to upper board, with a hint of bend. Title gilt is very nice with only a couple of minor rubs. Text block is clean, with a few minor spots and very light age toning to edges. The paste downs and flypaper have toning, and flypaper is creased. Feels lightly read. Moderate bumping to head and foot of spine, grades as good condition due to the numerous small issues but is still tight and clean and is close to very good. The unclipped jacket has some loss to front of jacket and minor loss to spine ends. Split at head of joint with colour break creasing and minor loss. Small split to top of upper fore edge. Two dark spots to front, and various chips and rubs, Spine has some minor rubs also. Rear is relatively bright and clean, with only minor rubs to edges. Looks and feels better in the hand than the detailed description can relate. Overall a better than good copy, but too many faults to grade as very good. This copy is not ex-lib, not priced clipped and has no inscriptions. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A solid example of this highly collectible and rare first edition first printing title.