The Man Who Understood by Rita
394 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Blue cloth with black lettering. Expected library inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Book has a heavy smoky odour overall. Severe tanning and foxing, with marking to pages and text block edges. Cracks to guttering throughout, with exposed netting. Heavy cracking to hinges, causing boards to be loose. Some pages are loose, with small occasional tears. Moderate tanning and marking to pastedowns and endpapers with remnants. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with heavy rubbing and marking. Heavy bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends, causing cloth to fray. Book has noticeable forward lean. Boards are heavily bowed and tanned, with bleaching to front.