London: Hutchinson & Co. Publishers Ltd., 1960.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/2". 320pp. Slightly heavy edgewear to unclipped pictorial dust jacket, with glossy film starting to separate and spine edges. Black boards with spine lettered in silver. Very mild bumping to corners and tail of spine. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A solid first printing of Gabriel Fielding's third John Blaydon novel, The Birthday King. Very good + / good +. Item #2899