London, Bantam Press, 2009. First Thus.First Impression. Hardback. A near fine book in a good jacket. The first hardback edition, preceded by Bantam paperbacks. A wonderful novel, and the first in the enormous Malazan Book of the Fallen. The jacket has a large scuff to the front, about 25mm. Some indentations to the rear and a partially removed sticker to the rear. Cover art by Steve Stone [7655, Hyraxia Books].