First American edition, presumed first printing. This is a bilingual edition in English and in Chinese. Copies printed in China and in Great Britain. Oxford blue buckram binding, with crisp gilt- and red-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with very light bump at the top corners. The binding is exceptionally clean. 12.5 x 9.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xvii and 894 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W maps and figures. Tiny chip at bottom of pages 309-310. Faint red marking at fore-edge of next few pages, trivial. Pages 863-866 with dog-ear creasing at top corner, fairly minor. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and with light evidence of shelf life. Gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ present. A Very Good copy.