Michael Chabon’s magnum opus is a bit better constructed than most Random House offering of the period. White cloth backstrap and paper boards, the wonderful cover is of a heavy stock that should wear well, but is a bit prone to nicks and wear spots. Still, it’s much better than most offerings. The double-sided copyright page is almost luxurious in this day and age.

First edition is indicated like any other Random offering of the day, with a number line ending in ‘2’ and the First Edition slug present. Page ends are deckled. I have put this under SFF but in reality it’s hard to categorize this one.