Santa Barbra, CA: Capra Press, 1981. First Edition. One of 26 lettered copies (this being Letter "J") SIGNED by author Ross Macdonald and Eudora Welty, who contributes the introduction, as well as an additional inscription by the book's publisher, Ralph Sipper, dated 1981. An original photograph of the two authors is laid into a pocket tipped on to the front pastedown as issued.
An autobiography of sorts for Macdonald, quite elegant, comprised of sections composed by him at various points in his career. Fine in black leather, in a paper-covered slipcase as issued, with the corners of the slipcase lightly rubbed. A lovely copy.