Hardback with purple back board and spine; front board with colorful illustrations. Minimal shelf wear to boards. Pages tight; clean/unmarked. 180+ pages. On first white endpaper, there is a printed square that states "This book is number 546 of a limited edition of 999 copies, signed by the author, John Michell" (in all honesty the signature looks signed in printing -- not an actual signature). Stated First Published, 1990.