VGC. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001.First UK edition-first impression. Blue hardback (gilt lettering to the spine, two small marks on the cover) with Dj (a couple of creases and nicks on the edges of the Dj cover), both in VGC. Illustrated with colour,b/w photos,drawings,map. Nice and clean pages with two small marks on the outer edges, a couple of small nicks on the edges of the pages, two small tears on the front endpaper. The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover. 499pp including List of illustrations,family tree,author's note,notes,sources,index.Price clipped. A collectable first edition. Heavy book (approx. 1.1 kg).