Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing, 1989. First American Edition. Item #5409
Limited Issue, one of 400 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author and dustjacket designer, this being copy no.92. Octavo (22.25cm); purple cloth, with titling and author's facsimile signature stamped in silver on spine and front cover; dustjacket; publisher's matching cloth slipcase. Fine in a Fine dustjacket; slipcase very Near Fine, with a small rubbed spot to on right side. A novella and collection of stories constituting the fourth volume in Banks's post-scarcity civilization, The Culture.