First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight and clean with a hint of lean. Boards clean, very light bump to bottom fore edge corner. Bump to top edge of upper board. Title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to head and foot of spine, Very good condition. Jacket some crimping to top edge, and spine ends. Light handling marks to the gloss. Small 1mm rub to fore edge corners. Touch of sunning to spine. Overall grades as solid very good. Flat signed to title page, without dedication or inscription by author. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a worthy addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A very nice example of this collectible first edition first printing title, by Iain M Banks, that looks smart on the shelf in the archival fitted cover, signed by Banks to the title page.