Hardcover, royal octavo bound in bluish cloth and lettered in gold on spine, in non price-clipped dust-jacket. History Book Club edition. 692 pages, with 16 page Index appended. Bibliography. Illustrated with numerous drawings and 14 maps. First edition thus. No previous ownership marks. No underlining or highlighting to text. Small spot to cloth on front board and dust-jacket worn and chipped. Very good in a good dust-jacket.