New York: E. P. Dutton,, 1978. With proof copy. 2 volumes, octavo. Original blue cloth-backed yellow boards, titles to spine gilt, red endpapers, edges uncut. With the dust jacket. Top edge lightly foxed; an excellent copy in the slightly rubbed jacket. Proof copy with sunned spine, wrappers a little soiled, top edge lightly foxed. First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the half-title; with the proof copy inscribed by the author on the half-title: "Dear Linda Stevens, have a nice life - John Irving." Linda Stevens served as an assistant books and cartoon editor of Cosmopolitan, Acquisitions Editor at Berkley/Putnam Books, and was for many years a world-travelling reporter for the New York Post. With publicity materials laid-in.