on 13 May 2008
The narrative contained in this book is too well known to require any detailed comments on it here. Therefore I will not attempt to comment in detail on the finer points of the text. I have found the translation into English as contained in this edition reads well. The edition is also attractively presented with text in clear and legible type, it is cloth bound and it has a proper stitched binding. The book also contains many dozens of carefully selected illustrations, all in full colour. It is clear that great efforts were made to present an attractive and pleasant edition of this work. Such efforts are to be commended and can only encourage greater circulation and reading of this book.