Flat SIGNED & dated on the title page by the author. He has also written a "meow" above the Kangaroo colophon. As new, unread, & unclipped. Tiny remainder dot on bottom edge. Two minute tears to the top edge of the flaps at the crease and minor shelf wear to show. Interior is crisp & clean, corners are square and sharp. "Finally, the dental masterpiece we've all been waiting for." G. Vidal. Beautiful copy of the author's first novel.