The Ruling Few, or, The human Background to Diplomacy by Sir David Kelly
1952. First Edition. 449 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth. Contains black and white plates. Pages and plates are lightly tanned and foxed throughout. Cracking to gutters of a few pages with exposed binding. Occasional thumb-marking present. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Binding is slightly shaky. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Soft crushing to spine ends. Light tanning to spine and edges. Book is slightly forward leaning.