New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1973. Hard Cover. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket. Item #6552
Octavo. , 204, [6 (blank)] pp. First edition, first printing; signed and inscribed by Malamud on the first blank. As issued, in cloth-backed boards with dust jacket. Light foxing to the white cloth spine; heavier foxing to the textblock edges; contents are clean; very little wear to the binding; vertical crease through the front panel of the dust jacket including a small closed tear at the top 1/2" of that crease; otherwise light wear; ghost of a sticker to a small spot on the back of the jacket at the base of the spine where a jacket protector was affixed and then the adhesive oxidized and left a mark--not visible on the printed side of the jacket; price intact.