Los Angeles: 1954. First edition. 8vo, original printed gray cloth; jacket. 476, (2) pages; 224 plates. Small illustrated label affixed to opening blank, with presentation inscription by the author: “In recognition and appreciation of your lively interest in the compilation of this book. (signed) E. Kann, February 1954.” Front hinge repaired with clear tape where cracked; top rear of jacket stained. Very good or so. Item #5374
The original edition of this important work, with better plates than those in the reprints. Rarely seen inscribed by the author. Clain-Stefanelli 8643*.