First edition, first printing. Publisher's original grey cloth with gilt titles on green to the spine and gilt emblem to the upper board, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with colour and black and white reproductions of paintings, letters, and musical scores. A near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents, with light spotting to the top edge of the text block, are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's marks. Complete with the lightly rubbed and nicked original dustwrapper which has been price-clipped to the lower front flap.
Chronologically volume two in the author's five volume magnum opus.
Stock code: 23578