Third printing of the first edition. Paintings (including 32 step-by-step ‘how-to’ demonstration illustrations) by Claude Croney. With 250 colour plates and 150 monochrome illustrations. Condition: Overall, a very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Slight shelf wear to dust jacket, the flyleaf of which is clipped. A very little bumping to the boards and a little faint grubbiness to the front free end paper. Dust soiling to the fore edges and the top external page edges.