This was one of three Pendergast novels I didn't own in hard cover, so I wanted to finish my collection. This edition has the printing right on the hard cover of the book, not a plain hard cover and dust jacket like the 200+ other hard cover novels I own. I have actually never seen one like this before in a full size hard cover. It doesn't fit in with the rest and looks cheap. I will know from now on to investigate properly buying books from here. I realise it is an old story, but I just bought Still Life With Crows brand new in the normal hard cover format, so to open this was really disappointing. If you are trying to make a set I would advise against this edition.