SIGNED without inscription by the author to the title page. Limited edition of 1500 copies. As new, unread, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Bright, gilt titles to spine. Beautiful black linen boards. Top right corner of front board is bumped. Unclipped dustjacket is lightly bumped to extremities, short, light crease to the top corner of the front wrap near the spine, some shelfwear to show. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. A meticulous history of the earliest and most difficult days of the development of the oil sands.