Dies ist nicht eine zweisprachige Ausgabe. Text in Deutsch, nicht in Englisch. Erste Ausgabe. Mit sieben textabbildungen und hundertdreiundzwanzig tafeln. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in German only, not in English. First edition. Printed and bound in Germany. Handsome saffron-colored cloth binding, with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Light speckling to the cloth binding. 12.25 x 8.75 inches. Text block firmly bound in, except that there is slight cracking at the last page signature. With LXIV numbered pages of text and with seven B&W illustrations in the text section. Also with 253 numbered pages in the plates section, including 123 full-page B&W plates on heavy coated stock. Red ribbon page marker. Light spotting to the front preliminaries, stopping at the half title page. With a very tiny sticker of previous bookseller at the top of the front pastedown and another at the bottom of the rear pastedown, plus date in a neat ink hand to the top of the rear pastedown. Else a clean volume, and rather tight. Respectfully read. No dust jacket present. A Very Good Plus copy.