First edition, first printing. Hardcover issue. Publisher's black paper-covered boards with grey cloth spine lettered in black, in dustwrapper. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Fay Godwin throughout. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, the contents with spotting to the text block edge are otherwise clean throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. Complete with the price-clipped photographically illustrated dustwrapper which has a single closed tear and some linear surface indentations to the upper panel.
[Sagar and Tabor A60b.1] One of 3000 copies of the preferred hardcover, issued simultaneously with the paperback issue.
Stock code: 14418