Very Good. No Jacket. First printing, trade edition. Thick octavo, blue cloth with gilt titles. Nearly Fine copy with no noticeable wear, no owner's marks, no dj. Just some tiny spots to the back cover. A very attractive copy.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First printing. 912 pp., colour ills. of uniforms, photos, stats, thick 8vo, original blue cloth with gilt decorations. Fine text: very tight, appears unread, no owner's name, no tears, no wear. Dj is lightly edge-worn, no visible tears. A very attractive copy, much above average.
Fine in Fine jacket. First printing, trade edition. Thick octavo, blue cloth with gilt titles. Fine, unread text with no wear, no owner's marks. No significant wear to dust jacket, just light rubbing to edges. A superb copy, uncommon in dj.
Very Good. No Jacket. First printing, deluxe numbered limited edition, limited to 1, 000 copies. This is # 584. 912 pp., many photos, stats, thick octavo format, black padded leather with gilt titles. Nearly Fine text with no owner's marks, little sign of wear, just some spotting to the edges of the text block and minor age-darkening to the edges of the pages, not too bad. No dustjacket, no slipcase.
Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. First printing, deluxe numbered limited edition, limited to 1, 000 copies. 912 pp., many photos, stats, thick octavo, black padded leather, acetate dj. Fine text, appears unread, with some wear and tear to fragile acetate dj. NHL presentation bookplate.
Very Good. Dust Jacket Included. Signed by Author(s) Three volume set, deluxe limited edition in black leather, as issued. All three volumes have matching numbers (#300). Vol. 1 in black leather, clear acetate dj and slipcase. VG text with no wear to binding, no owner's marks. Acetate dj rubbed and torn with a chunk missing, as usual. Nearly Fine slipcase. With NHL presentation bookplate to Arthur W. Carlyle. Also INSCRIBED by the author to a friend: "Here it is at last! Affectionately, Chas. Xmas 1966". Vol. 2 in black leather, acetate dustjacket. VG text with no owner's marks, no noticeable wear. Front endpapers browned from inserted 1969 full-page newspaper article on Mr. Coleman and the book, with photo of the author. Original acetate dj with light wear. Nearly Fine slipcase with wear. Volume 3 VG with light spotting to the top-edge of the text block. Nearly Fine slipcase we no wear. All three texts have a modest "old book" odour. Not bad, will lessen with time. Scarce set, especially with matching numbers, and even rarer with a personal association and inscription by Mr. Coleman.
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