London: William Heinemann, 1955. UNCORRECTED PROOF for the First UK Edition, preceding all others. With a date stamp to the front wrapper reading "14 MAR 1956". Rare.
About Very Good in wrappers, with dampstaining to the bottom half of the rear wrapper and correspondingly the bottom half of page 87 through page 269 (the final leaf). Pages, however, are all still separate and supple. Date stamp reading 14 MAR 1956 to the front wrapper.