First edition. Illustrated by the author. Scattered foxing throughout, light soiling to the endpapers, moderate wear to the ends of the spine and edges of the boards, else very good in very good dustwrapper with a few short tears and internal tape repairs, light soiling and light wear to the ends of the spine and edges of the panels.
Very Good. Folio. 4 parts. 1951-1958. Or paper wrappers. 96 col plates loose in wrappers as issued, each with accompanying descriptive text. Wrappers somewhat tattered as usual with tears/splits mostly confined to spine. Plate all very nice with occassional toned spots at edges. Scarce as complete set with Part IV being issued some 7 years after the first three parts.
Small folio, 96 coloured plates with accompanying text leaves. Full red morocco with gilt spine and contrasting black label, wrappers retained. Limited to 1050 numbered copies, a very fine copy in the scarce presentation binding. Most copies of the limited edition are bound in a quarter morocco, very few sets were done in the full red morocco.
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