A Very Good copy of First printing of the First Edition, tight and clean in a VG first state DJ. Black cloth boards have just a little rubbing and, at rear, some spotting on the top third. Binding is ever so slightly cocked. DJ shows two minute (less than 1/4 inch) closed tears at crown, rubbing to fore-edge & one additional chip, same size, at the flap’s crease toward rear. At the foot we see the yellow of the jacket fading to white. Finally, previous owners vigorous erasure of writing leaves remnant of a blue pencil or pen where the book would have been priced on the ffep. High res photo actually EXAGGERATES or MAGNIFIES the jacket flaws. Additional images upon request.