1582340137 1st/1st, First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Good. Wax spilled on front of DJ. Tear at foot of spine, DJ edge rippled. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
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