Hardcover, royal octavo bound in decorative blue cloth stamped in gold. 407 pages. Royal blue end-papers. Index. Profusely illustrated with frontispiece and 124 half-tone images throughout. First edition, first printing with no additional printings listed on copyright page. Previous owner’s signature on first blank prelim and stylized owner’s mark [different owner] on upper fore-edge corner of verso of front free end-paper. . Minor rubbing to edges of boards and small spot to upper rear cover. Paper on rear inner hinge cracked, albeit hinge still strong. A clean, sound, tight and unmarked copy, with no underlining, writing or marginalia. Near very good.