8vo, V, 213pp. Hardcover with dark green boards embossed with red, olive green and gold decorations and title on the front board and spine with no d/w. There are bumped corners and minor insect pigment scoring on upper spine and rear board with both front and rear repairable cracked hinges, t.e.g. and flecking on other edges, and deeply tanned end papers. text is in overall good condition with all 74 beautifilly painted illustrations and annotated tissue guards present and undamaged and a neat prior collector’s signature on ffep. This is an aged and well loved copy of a popular volume of the A & C Black 20/- Colour Book series with the many magnificent paintings by the Scottish artist Robert Fowler that is showing its acceptable wear and tear, though it is neverthelss very scarce as a first edition for a collector of the series.