SIGNED without inscription to a bookplate affixed to the half title page by the author. Stated first edition with number line to one. Gently read, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp and clean other than a neat inscription in ink to the ffep, "silent auction.April3/01, Capri Centre hotel planning conference". Sharp, square corners. Clean black ink titles to spine. Unclipped dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities with some light rubbing and shelfwear to show, 16cm vertical crease to the rear flap. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. Featuring the one and only Inspector Morse.