First edition with these illustrations. Publisher's original burgundy cloth with gilt titles and decorations to the spine and upper board. Red top edge. Illustrated with 32 colour plates by Warwick Goble, each with a captioned tissue guard. A very good copy, the binding square and firm, with light rubbing to the extremities, fading to the spine, and a few slight marks to the lower board. The contents, with a short closed tear to the margin of two pages without loss and some very light spotting to the prelims and text block edge, are otherwise clean throughout and without stamps or inscriptions. All plates remain in fine condition without creases or marks.
Stock code: 18558