London: New English Library, 1979. First Edition. Large format hardcover (30 x 32cm), pp. (142), richly illustrated with colour plates; black cloth covered boards with lettering in silver on the spine; cream illustrated dust wrapper.
Head, tail, bottom edge and corners gently rubbed; a little shaken; a dozen white flecks (smaller than 1mm) half way down edge of front cover; edges of text block toned, top edge lightly foxed; 35 x 80mm of black marker covering previous owner’s name; endpapers a little age toned, spotting to first and last few pages, outer margins faintly yellowed with age, otherwise clean and bright throughout; unclipped dust wrapper is toned, spine browned, light marking and spotting, verso is marginally foxed. Item #986