New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1961.
First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. 9 1/4" X 6 1/4". xxi, 262pp, xi. Presents nicely in protective archival sleeved dust jacket. Mild shelfwear to price-clipped dust jacket. Russet cloth over boards with spine backed in cream cloth and upper board and spine stamped in black. A touch of shelfwear to binding. Blue topstain. Light foxing to edges of text block. Previous owner's stamp to front free endpaper. Light toning and dust soiling to endpapers. Binding is firm and sound. Pages are clean and unmarked. A very presentable first American printing of a remarkable book that "throws a bright light on 2,000 obscure years of prehistory in northern Europe and on the myths and cults of its mysterious forest people, who have fascinated civilized men from Julius Caesar to Robert Graves" (front flap), illustrated throughout in 71 photographs, 131 drawings, and 4 maps. Very good + / very good +. Item #4901