1st printing by this publisher with letter "a" in copyright line. One of the collectible bonded leather padded hardback editions with gilt edges and decorations on front cover and spine. This one has a previous owners bookplate pasted neatly to front inside cover and a small ink scribble about 1/4 inch on the very corner of the title page - not too detractive. No other faults. Included is a new cat bookplate that could be used to cover the previous owner's bookplate.