Jonathan Cape, 1957, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint
XIV, 256 pages, the last two pages blank, preface to the new edition, preface to the first edition. Blue coloured boards with silver titles to the back strip. Illustrated dustwrapper, with white titles to the front panel and white and black to the back strip. A satirical / humorous novel about the American tendency to exploit a situation no matter the opportunity, for publicity. Bumping and fading to the head and to the heel of the back strip and to the top edge. Shelf wear to the lower book edge. Heavy browning to the top text block edge and lighter browning to the other text block edges. Browning and handling marks to the endpapers and light browning to the internal text. Original bookseller's rubber stamp to the lower left-hand corner of the free front end paper. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the back strip. Browning and discolouration to the dustwrapper panels and the rear dustwrapper panel has become quite grubby. On the verso of the dustwrapper browning to the back strip region is noticeable and a few handling marks as well. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Fiction -- Humour ; Fiction -- Satire; Inventory No: 0105758.