G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1988. FIRST US EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY.Octavo. Original blue-paper-backed green boards, spine lettered in gilt, green endpapers. With dust jacket. A near-fine copy in like dust jacket. First US edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by Gardner on the title page to Otto Penzler, John Gardner's publisher in the United States. This copy is from the significant Ian Fleming collection of Martin Schøyen (b.1940), with his bookplate. Schøyen's private collection of manuscripts, which span all cultures and all time periods, is one of the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. Item #156083
Gilbert, page 613; The Schøyen Collection No. 323.