First edition, first printing of McElroy's second novel. New York: Harper & Row, 1969. Publisher's grey cloth, titles in red, original dust jacket designed by James Spanfeller. A near fine copy in a near fine, unclipped dust jacket. Binding is tight, sturdy and square, appearing unread with just a touch of shelfwear to boards. Jacket shows minor shelfwear, protected in archival mylar. Scarce in this condition.