New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. Large octavo [24 cm] 1/2 red cloth with red paper covered boards. Very good. The spine is slightly rolled back. The pages at the beginning of the text have marginalia. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with light soiling. The spine is darkened. There is a yellow patch on the rear panel that measures 3 and 1/2 inches long by 1 inch tall. This patch is probably the result of an old price sticker. Item #26505
Inscribed by the author on the title page in large black marker. Also with a letter from the author tucked in. "A. M. Holmes instructs us about ourselves and shows us what we are blighted with and cringe from, our compulsions, repressions, longings, glimpses of madness." - Ruth Rendell.