First printing of the first American edition. Translated from the Russian. Gray buckram binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Unrubbed and exceptionally clean. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Text block firmly bound in. 10.25 x 7.25 inches. With xxii and 300 numbered pages of text, followed by 6 maps and 147 B&W figures, including archival photos and line drawings. Many of the figures are full-page. An immensely clean copy inside and out. The full-pictorial dust jacket is unclipped and almost unrubbed. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ.