Hardcover, full genuine dark brown leather binding, heavily gilt stamped with elaborate decorations and multiple rules. 577 pages. All edges gilt. Sewn in silk book-mark, marbled paper end-sheets and smyth sewn book block complete this work as a quality Franklin Library production, “privately printed and bound exclusively for subscribers to The Franklin Library of Pulitzer Prize Classics.” First edition thus. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1946. No previous ownership marks. Very minor signs of wear, including slight bump to lower front cover and one small piece of elaborate gilt design appearing silver instead of gold. A clean, tight, sound copy, still handsome and with a wonderful shelf appearance. Very good+.