Boston: Little, Brown, . Large octavo. Stiff pictorial wrappers. Cheap paper tanned, otherwise fine. Item #WRCLIT78326
"Proof ... Made from the Author's Manuscript ...," but in format and function, an advance reading copy of the first edition. Laid in is an autograph note, signed "Peter," on printed letterhead, from the author to novelist Kit Reed: "Another poker chip tossed futilely on the game table of pop. lit. Here goes nothing ...." Accompanied by rather torn envelope.