First edition, first printing. The publisher's retained copy. Original green cloth with gilt titles to the spine, in dustwrapper. Illustrated throughout. A very good or better copy, the binding square and firm although bumped at the head of the spine. The contents with a some spotting to the text block edges and with the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the front pastedown are otherwise clean throughout. Complete with the original dustwrapper which is a little nicked and with a few closed tears and associated creasing at the spine tips and panel edges. With the publisher's "File Copy" stamp to the bottom of the upper panel.
Provenance: From the archive of the publisher Victor Gollancz.
Stock code: 16031