Flat SIGNED on the title page by the author. Stated first edition with number line to one. As new, unread, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Corners are sharp and square. Bright gilt titles to spine. Flawless maroon boards. Dust jacket has one tiny blemish to the front panel, one tiny scratch to the rear panel the tiniest bit of bumping to the top edge and bottom rear corner. Now protected in brodart jacket. An immaculate copy of the author's first collection of short stories.