Flat SIGNED, dated and inscribed to the title page by Ms. Howard. Very gently read, unclipped and not remaindered. Interior is crisp, clean and solid. Corners are sharp and square. Bright gilt titles to spine. Light soiling to the text block edges. Spine is slightly cocked. Dustjacket is moderately bumped and sunned to extremities, lightly chipped to the head and tail of spine, short tear to the bottom edge of the front panel with some shelfwear to show. Now protected in brodart jacket. Authors first novel.