SIGNED by Mr. Mitchell on a tipped-in bookplate to the half-title page. First edition, second state. Very gently read. Interior is clean and unmarked, excepting two tiny initials in fountain pen to the front paste down. 2nd state blue cloth boards are lightly rubbed to extremities, gilt titles to spine. Small dampstain to the foot of the spine. Unclipped dustjacket ($2.75) is bumped, rubbed, chipped and creased to extremities with a 4.5cm X 3.5cm area of loss to the head of the spine. The front panel is actually in the best shape of the overall dust jacket. Now protected in archival brodart jacket. One of the quintessential Canadian novels by one of her proudest sons, the late Bill Mitchell.