This is a very old book, but there are no missing pages and the covers are a hardcover and mostly black for this particular volume. There are no missing pages and there is only minimal wear to covers.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1964. Book Condition: Good. 2nd edition, 588 pp., hardcover, ex library else text clean & binding tight (lacks dust jacket). Bookseller Inventory # ZB1074861