SIGNED and dated to the title page by the author. First edition with number line to one. Very gently read and not remaindered. Boards are clean. Small bump to the head of the spine. Previous owners stamp to the ffep. Second heart warming inscription to the half-title page by the author reads, "For ______, whose intimacy with the lonely places is marked by an absence of loneliness. Affectionate greetings from a guy who understands - Ted". A handful of neat underlining in blue ink along with some marginalia sporadically throughout. Unclipped dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities with minor shelfwear to show. Now protected in brodart jacket.