This listing features the 1964 edition of Britannica Book of the Year. The book covers the events of 1963. This would be a unique 54th birthday or anniversary gift for someone who was born or married in 1963. It is also a great book for anyone who collects vintage books. The original dust jacket is included although it does have some tears. The book itself is in excellent condition and does not have any writing or torn pages. When the dust jacket is removed, the hardcover book has a textured burgundy finish and would look lovely in a bookcase or on a shelf. If you are collecting these books, please check my other listings for more of these books from other years. This book comes from a smoke-free and pet-free home. Don't miss out on this great vintage book! I always describe the item to the best of my ability and will point out any flaws that the item may have. I do not accept returns so please feel free to e-mail me a question before purchasing the item if you are unsure about something. You are buying the item as described.