London: S.D. Frances, distributed by Gaywood Press, . Apparently First Edition. Paperback. 126pp, +[ii] ads. 7"x4.75" stapled text block with thin pictorial paper covers. Fresh, original, early copy from long storage. Pages bright, clean and unmarked, with no creases or foxing. The staples, visible inside the covers, are rusting slightly. Front cover by Reginald Heade - woman at her dressing table looks round having seen a grim man in her mirror - is bright and fresh, with a tiny crease to the tip of the upper corner. And there's a little scuff at the foot of the spine. This is the fifth title in Janson's Second Series. The list facing the title page omits what is now regarded as the sixth title, but gives two of the subsequent titles as being in preparation. A brilliant fresh copy. Fine. Item #19509123
[nb: In hot and dry conditions, these Janson titles tend to tighten up and buckle slightly, so they ‘pop’ as you bend them. There is no harm in this. Their relative flexibility is soon restored when the conditions change.].