SIGNED, on a tipped-in bookplate to the half-title page by Mr. Blunt. Review copy. Stated first edition with number line to one. Very gently read, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Corners are sharp and square. Bright silver titles to spine. Unpaginated fore-edge. Unclipped dust jacket is very lightly bumped to extremities with minor shelfwear to show. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. Book plate to the ffep stating, “With the compliments of Macmillan of Canada, Price $23.95 etc.” Blunt’s first novel and a standalone effort before the arrival of inspector Cardinal and the award winning "Forty Words for Sorrow".