Believed first printing. Red cloth-covered boards, gilt titles to spine, illustrations, 283 pages. Newspaper cutting left laid in relating to the self-portrait that appears as frontispiece. Advertisement for the BBC to rear flap- “Full details of all the programmes in English are broadcast from London in Morse every Sunday”. Condition: Corners of both flaps clipped; dust jacket has translucent tape repairs. There is a little wear to the boards and some soiling to end papers but overall the book is in clean, tight condition.