Hardback, part of the collectable series of Chalet School stories. This copy is a first edition, but has no date. Cover is blue cloth boards, good condition, normal handling wear, corners good, spine slightly faded, gold titling on spine. There is the number "46" written on the top right corner of the front free end paper presumably as part of a cherished collection. The front and rear pastedowns have slightly relaxed hinges, showing stitching. The frontispiece is a black & white drawing illustrating one of the episodes in the book; there is a little scuff marking at the bottom of the picture. Inside, the pages and text are clean and clear; there is very faint tanning to the front and rear free end papers, also to the page block edge, where there is some spotting stains to the top edge.