Salt Lake City, UT: Parliament Publishers, 1969. First printing. Hardcover. 370pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Blue cloth covered boards with a title stamped in bold gilt on the spine and a gilt stamped design on the front cover. Very good. The covers are ever so slightly concave. The pages are very subtly yellowed. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with mild yellowing, rubbing and soiling. Lightly scratched. The edges are chipped. There are 4 small closed tears in the edges. The longest tear measures 1 inch long. Item #27947
From the dust jacket- "History attests that great nations can be proof against external conquest yet can succumb gradually to the insidious internal forces of erosion."