NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969. Hardcover. 8vo. 242pp. Stated first edition. Inscribed by Carpenter with a doodle of what might be a frog on the front free end paper. Full black cloth with bronze spine titles. Rear board corners very lightly bumped, a touch of soiling at bottom of textblock fore-edge. In a fine, unclipped "$5.95" jacket with light creasing at the top of spine. Carpenter's third book, a collection of short stories.