William The Detective by Richmal Crompton by Richmal Crompton
1952. Sixteenth Edition. 252 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with a black and white illustrated frontis and black and white illustrations throughout. Moderate tanning to pages with heavier tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Pen inscriptions to front endpaper and notable tanning to text block edges. Both hinges are cracked with exposed netting. Boards have visible rubbing and moderate bumping to corners. Fair crushing to spine ends and splitting to rear joint with heavier sunning to spine.