New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1980. First American Edition. Item #772
First Printing, a review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. Octavo; tan paper-covered boards, titled and blocked in black and gilt on spine and front panel; 224pp, . Faint foxing to text edges, with previous owners name discreetly written on front pastedown; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped, lightly sunned at spine, with a few tiny nicks at spine ends, small stain to front panel, and a short closed tear to bottom edge of same; Very Good+. The Nobel Laureate's first prose collection, not commonly found as an advance.