First printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Vicenza, Italy. NOT Ex Library. Ecru buckram spine and persimmon-colored cloth hardboards. Crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine. Faint tidewater marks to the rear board, a minor cosmetic issue. On the whole a very clean binding. Unbumped spine head and tail, with slight bumping to the upper corners. Elephant folio, 18.5 x 13.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Map pastedowns. Rear map pastedown with pocket with CD-ROM, as issued by the publisher. With xxviii numbered pages of text, 103 maps (numbered 1, 1a, and 2-102), and a gazetteer with numerous place names. All on heavy coated stock. An immensely clean interior. With the rare dust jacket present. Pictorial DJ, unclipped, with 1inch repaired tear at top of front and with moderate scuffing to rear. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good Plus DJ.