Simon and Schuster, 1985. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. very good. / very good. Item #66605
843pp. A true first edition with mustard yellow endpapers and an error on page 621 where "none" is written instead of "done". There is a previous owners name penned on the front endpaper though this is obscured by the dust jacket and the rest of the text is unmarked on white pages. Binding is square and hinges are fully attached. Black cloth cover boards with gold gilt letters over the spine are very clean with pointed corners. Top edge of text block is minimally foxed in the spine corner. Dust jacket is in very good condition, protected in a glossy mylar cover, with a few dark scuff marks on the back side and edges.