SCOOP: a novel about journalists
Edition: First printing
London: Chapman & Hall, 1938. First state text ("as", last word, p. 88, and "8" in date on verso of title a little raised and unevenly inked, looking much like a "3" without a close look). In the second state jacket without "[D]aily Beas[t]" in top margin of front panel. Black and maroon patterned cloth. Light yellowing to page edges and endpapers; soft impression to front free endpaper from a narrow ridge on the front pastedown (manufacturing flaw), else fine. Thin dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip to upper inner margin of front panel and a smaller chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; several tears have been repaired internally with now removed cello tape which has left brown stains internally which show through lightly in two places externally; small chip to upper edge and upper outer corner of front panel; creases to the front flap; in all just good, but colours bright, flap price intact. Now in a plastic sleeve with some inserts, looking better. A savagely funny novel about the creation of a war in Africa by the press, a war that didn't in fact exist, but it sold newspapers. ; Octavo.