A SIGNED US first edition, first impression - with a complete number string which includes the number 1.
Wrapper : The wrapper on this copy is very bright, is unfaded, and is complete. It is unclipped. It shows a trace of rubbing at the spine ends. Looks very sharp.
Book : The book is square and very tight. There are no previous ownership inscriptions. The boards are clean and unfaded, the corners sharp. The pages are clean and bright. The closed page edges are unmarked - the leading edge is a tad dusty. The binding is tight - no cracked hinges. No remainder marks. James Ellroy inscribed this copy on the title page and then added LA - no parole, no exit. An attractive copy in a protected wrapper.
Publisher: Mysterious Press