New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1973. Hard Cover. Very Good binding / Very Good dust jacket. Item #6618
Octavo. , 244,  pp. First edition; signed and inscribed by Stern with a later ALS laid in. In publisher's cloth-backed boards with dust jacket. A fresh copy with only a bit of foxing to the fore-edge and a bit of dusting to the top-edge of the textblock; a bit of offsetting to the endpapers from the dust jacket; jacket is crisp but for some abrasions on the backside at the lower spine (not visible from the front); price intact on the front flap. A nice inscription to a friend on the front free endpaper dated, "Chicago Dec 1975". Additionally laid in is a handwritten letter on University Chicago letterhead to a former colleague and D. H. Lawrence scholar Keith Cushman who had moved to UNC Greensboro. Some interesting details about authors and writing. While the letter is undated, the mention of Stern's forthcoming novel, Natural Shock dates the letter to 1977.