London: S.D. Frances, distributed by Gaywood Press, . Apparently First Edition. Paperback. [vi], (9-)129pp, + ads. 7"x4.75" stapled text block with thin pictorial paper covers. Original early copy from long storage. Printed on two different stocks of paper, so the pages in the some parts of the book are slightly toned. Pages clean and unmarked, no creases, soiling, or foxing. Covers glued over the staples, which appear not to be rusty. The Reginald Heade front cover - a frightened woman tied to a chair - is very bright and fresh, and puckered towards the spine, a production issue. There's a faint crease parallel to the spine where the cover bends to open, and another to the tip of the bottom corner. A shallow crease near its top edge also affects the first few pages. The upper corner, and that of the first few pages, is splaying slightly. There are a few minuscule edge scuffs to the front cover and the titled spine. The next book in the series, Honey, Take My Gun, is advertised on the back cover. Four hair-thin lines on the inner surface of the back cover are threads of glue, an imperfection from the production process. A hardly-used original copy of the the rare seventh title in the first series, with slight wear to the cover. Very Good+. Item #19499112
One of a number of early Janson titles in stock: see my website. [nb: In hot and dry conditions, these Janson titles tend to tighten up and buckle slighty, so they ‘pop’ as you bend them. There is no harm in this. Their relative flexibility is soon restored when the conditions change.].