SIGNED and inscribed, "For _____ and _____, W. John Koch, Nordegg, August 20, 1997" by the author to the title page. Like new, very gently read and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Tiniest bit of bumping to corners. Clean laminate wraps (softcover) show very minor shelf wear. An early pioneer to Alberta, Nordegg discovered and developed the largest coal mine in the Province and established the town that still bears his name.