Signed and inscribed by author on half title page. Octavo (21 cm), pp. 309. Gray quarter cloth over blue boards with silver spine titling. Purple publisher's ink on top edge, deckle edge. Small spot on half-title page, nearly invisible dampstaining to lower right corner of text block. Jacket has light edge wear and one 1" closed tear. Nobel Prize winner Munro gave back the advance money to MacMillan for this collection, in order to follow her long-time editor when he started his own company, according to the Toronto Star. Dust jacket present. First Edition.