London: MacMillan & Co. Ltd, 1953.
First Edition. Hardcover. 7 3/4" X 5 3/8". 252pp. Moderate wear to unclipped pictorial dust jacket, light dust soiling, creasing, edgewear, with 2" x 1" tear along edge of lower spine at front panel, 2" closed tear to front panel's lower edge, mild chipping to head and tail of spine, and small closed tears to edges. Erased pencilled notation to front flap. Green cloth over boards, with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumping to head of spine, else fine. Previous owner's name to front free endpaper and bookseller ticket to rear pastedown. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. MacMillan & Co. business reply card laid in. An attractive and well preserved copy in worn dust jacket of this novel from Rupert Croft-Cooke that sees Londoners, gypsies, and three nefarious strangers converge on a Kentish family farm during hop-picking season. Near fine / good. Item #2870