First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page, “For [?] with friendship, John Cage”. The recipient’s name, which is illegible, is in a different ink and may have been inserted at a later date than the rest of the inscription.
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Quarto. Original black cloth, titles to spine in white, grey endpapers. With the dust jacket. Lightly rubbed at extremities, cloth a little mottled. An excellent copy in the jacket that is a little rubbed along the edges with some nicks and short splits and a small tape mark to the upper panel.