Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Great Britain. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. Medium blue buckram binding with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. A bit of mottling to the boards. Map pastedowns, and a few numbers in a neat ink hand to the front pastedown. 471 numbered pages, including 10 B&W maps and several archival photos and illustrations. Light spotting to the front preliminaries and also to some of the photos and illustrations. Evidence of pencil erasure in the margin of p. 447. Else a clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. The full-pictorial dust jacket is price-clipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Good Plus copy in a Good Plus DJ.