RYAN, Cornelius A Bridge too Far. London, Hamish Hamilton, .
8vo. Original boards with illustrated dust-wrappers (not price-clipped, and spine not faded, as commonly the case), map endpapers; pp. xv, 492 double-page diagram; plates after photographs; a very good copy.
First edition of this result of seven years of research by the author of The Logest Day into Operation Market Garden, the airborne assault on Arnhem, 'one of the most tragic and fateful missed opportunities in the whole history of war, it has few equals as an epic of heroism' (rear inside flap).