The book is firmly bound in clean sea green boards lettered in gilt to the spine; the boards are a little faded and rubbed at the edges. The text block is slightly age browned with minor foxing and a neatly written name to the front endpaper. The John Minton designed jacket is the original and not price clipped, it has some minor nicks and rubbing to the edges, there is minor foxing and it is slightly age toned, with the spine faded, but overall it is an attractive example. The second and final novel by this enigmatic author represents an irresistible combination of author, publisher and artist. Like its predecessor, ‘Scamp’, a minor classic of mid twentieth century literature, ‘Rain on the Pavements’ is a fascinating portrayal of the murkier end of the ‘London Scene’ during the 1930s and 1940s.