Original hardcover. There is bumping to the spine ends and board edges and corners, with discoloration and marks to the spine and boards. The page edges are grubby and heavily tanned with foxing creeping into the pages. There are smudges on a few pages. There is significant damage to the hinges and binding with a few pages partially detached. This book is over 60 years old. It will have a general appearance commensurate with its age including age effects to page edges, binding and boards.