SIGNED and dated to the title page along with a hand written note to the verso under the picture of Mellencamp," Dear_____, I hope you enjoy the book I wrote! Check it out, Dave", by the author. Stated first edition. Like new, appears unread, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Bright white titles to spine. Beautiful black, cloth boards. Dust jacket is lightly bumped to extremities, lightly chipped to the head and tail of the spine, two short tears and a tiny chip to the bottom edge of the front panel, tiny puncture to the rear panel. Minor shelfwear to show. Now protected in brodart cover. Overall a very nice collectable copy.