Interior is clean and solid, appears unread. Rear board is slightly bowed. Gilt titles to spine are lightly rubbed. Neat gift inscription in fountain pen to the ffep. Boards are lightly soiled. Numerous colour plates. "This book has been composed in 11/12 imprint type, printed and bound by Mackays of Chatham. The collotype base of the plates has been printed by Van Leer of Amsterdam and the hand colouring carried out by M. Johnson."