This book was written by 2 authors. Henry Hill Collins, Jr. wrote much of the book. After he died, Ned R. Boyajian finished the book. I believe this is a first edition. It was published by Harper and Row. The book has wonderful illustrations that were done by John C. Yrizarry and Nina Williams. There is a lot of text in each chapter, some of the black and white pictures, and 2 pages of the color prints. This book has a partial dust jacket. The inside flap of this dust jacket says it is the "Book Club Edition", but this is not mentioned anywhere in the book. This book is 9-3/8" tall x 8-1/4" wide x 1-1/4" deep.
This book, as are most reference books, was used. There is a name written on the first page. There are some things underlined in pencil in the table of contents.