Edition: First printing.
London: Andre Deutsch, 1993. SIGNED first edition - The true first edition, preceding the US edition, and only issued as a trade paperback in the UK. Typically indescribable novel by Vollmann - 'Butterfly Boy' is searching for love, in the company of a hedonistic photographer, in Cambodia and Thailand where 'Bendadryl and prostitutes with AIDS are his ever-present companions.' Illustrated with drawings by the author. While Vollmann, one of the most fascinating and interesting of modern writers, had long been a cult favorite, in 2005 he received the prestigious National Book Award for fiction. ISBN: 0-233-988084.
Condition: SIGNED by the author on first page. Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers with self- flaps. (a new copy.)