Octavo (21.5 cm), pp. 169. Signed by author on title page. Black wraps with cover art by Kris Ellingsen. Stated first printing with number line beginning with "2" (Graywolf's method for designating a first until around 2000 --Zempel/Verkler, p. 238). Light bumping to corners, rubbing to back. Includes the short stories "Walking Out" (recently adapted into the film by Alex and Andrew Smith), "Nathan's Rime" and "Uriah's Letter." Early fiction by the author best known for his science and environmental writing such as Song of the Dodo and Spillover. First Edition.