Murakami, Haruki - After the Quake
An uncorrected UK proof ( Advanced Reader's Copy ) in a jacket. THE WRAPPER : The translucent wrapper on this copy is bright and tight. It shows a trace of bruising and soiling to the top edge of the front panel. The upper leading edge corners are slightly rubbed.Book : The book is clean, tight and without inscriptions. The covers are bright and unfaded. the leading edge on each cover curls up slightly where the wrapper has slightly pulled. I have wrapped the proof in protective plastic, so this may well remedy itself. There are no creases to the spine, which is solid and intact. The pages and closed page edges are sound - there is a hint of creaminess to the text block and closed page edges. The binding is solid - no cracked hinges or loose pages. Given the fragility of proof copies, this is in very nice condition.