London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1953. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A good copy. An important book. Currey has the US Shasta edition as the first edition, though other sources cite the present edition. Either way, both are collectable. Publisher's overlay on the front-flap as usually seen. Slight spine fade, some bumping and rubbing elsewhere. 50mm closed tear to lower spine, 30mm closed tear to lower edge of upper plate. Some chipping to head of spine. Very hard to find in anything beyond very good condition. A decent enough copy. Cover art by Gerald Quinn [8433, Hyraxia Books].