The author's elusive first book. A US first edition, first impression.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is bright, clean and complete. It is unclipped. The front panel is bright and unfaded, showing an insignificant hint of bruising to the edges. There is a 3cm closed tear running up from the bottom edge spine corner. The spine is clean and unfaded. It is very slightly bruised at the ends. The back panel is bright. Looks sharp in protective plastic. Book
: The book is square and very tight. The boards are clean and unfaded. The upper corners are inconsequentially bruised. The spine ends are gently bruised. The pages are clean and bright. No foxing. There is toning to the reverse of the ffep.The closed page edges are slightly toned and slightly dusty - the top edge shows light flecking. There are no loose or dog-eared pages. The binding is solid and without cracked hinges. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. A nice copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Congdon & Lattes