First US Edition, First Printing. With the author’s signed presentation inscription to the title page, “For Jack and Sophie With love Patrick. New York February 1997”. The recipients were John Hawkes and his wife. Loosely inserted is a postcard from McGrath to “Jack” sending him this book and thanking him for his praise for The Grotesque.
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Octavo. Original black and purple boards, titles to spine in gold. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in the dust jacket.