Very Good / Very Good. Item #6245
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1996. Limited First Edition. Signed by the author on tipped-in flyleaf. One of an unspecified number of signed and slipcased copies issued without dust jacket in the trade binding, either concurrently or just in advance of the trade publication. (Other sellers suggest a run of 200 copies, though we have been unable to independently verify this.)
Octavo. 545 pages + appendix. Ivory paper-covered boards with white cloth spine and gilt-stamped lettering, housed in purple illustrated slipcase. Boards are sturdy and square, with one small ink dot to cloth at top of front board near spine and some very light wear to edges. Binding and interior sound. Pages unmarked.