New York: Harper & Row, 1978. First Edition. Item #4955
First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); light brown paper-covered boards and mustard cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in black on spine; [iv],200pp. Signed by Hillerman following the copyright page. Spine ends gently nudged, with some trivial rubbing to titles, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, price-clipped dustjacket, showing none of the usual fading to the spine. The author's fourth book, and the third Joe Leaphorn mystery. Hubin, p.199.