Hardcover, black cloth lettered in gold on spine, no dust-jacket. 240 pages. Appendix, Index. Introduction by John Chamberlain. Second printing (October, 1951)of the true first edition, the first being in September of the same year. Previous owner’s book plate inside front cover. Blurbs from dust-jacket flaps and rear dust-jacket panel pasted to front free end-paper and title-page respective. Marginal annotation in pencil and some pages show brief underlining. Covers show age soiling but are sound and tight. An early copy of Buckley’s magnum opus, sold as a reading copy only. Good.