Philadelphia and Sydney: W.B. Saunders Company, 1989. First Edition. [PRESENTATION COPY] Hardcover (28.5 x 21.8cm), pp. (xviii), 344, [6, blank]; beige cloth with black and bronze embossed lettering, illustration and detailing, white endpapers, richly illustrated with drawings and photographs; inscribed by the author and with a letter of thanks from the recipient to the author loosely inserted.
Head, tail and corners gently bruised; ever so slightly cocked; foxing to fore edge of text block and one 10 x 2mm spot on top edge; back gutter a little tender; light rippling throughout; a few small black flecks to ffep; 115mm crease to top corner of page i; three light patches of spotting to page i, mirrored on facing endpaper, otherwise pages are mostly clean and bright with very mild toning to edges. Item #895