Flat SIGNED, "Monty", to the title page in his usual style. First edition with number line to one. Like new, very gently read, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Bright gilt titles to spine. Corners are sharp and square. Small bump to the top edge from paperclip indent. Dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities. Very light crease to top edge of rear panel with a handful of "scribbly" indents. Removable "Autographed Copy" sticker to front panel. Now protected in brodart jacket.