Large format hardcover, folio bound in black intricately blind-stamped cloth, lacking dust-jacket. 415 pages. Chronology and Index. Profusely illustrated with duo-tone and color photographs and a map. Fourteen chapters from the dawn of Chinese history [200 B.C.] to modern China. First edition, no other printings listed. A volume from the deluxe boxed set. No previous ownership marks. Black spine lightly faded, else a clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy. Very good. Media mail only.