Sydney: Hale & Iremonger, 1983. First Edition. Softcover : pp. (8) 9-100 (3) : Photo-illustrated top cover : photo of the poet lower cover : publisher's invitation to the launch of Steps for Astaire tipped into the verso of top cover : INSCRIBED BY ROBERTS TO JONES on first half title (f.f.e.p.) : at p. 65 Roberts has written in the lower outer margin "To Billy | N." next to a tipped in colour image of a chevrolet car.
Spine is sunned; corners a little soft; some foxing to the fore-edge and preliminaries. Item #1868
A special association copy. Nigel was a champion of Bill's and a great friend. The inscription reads:
For Bill's "launch"at "Coventry" [line] "The true craft of the poet is total response to the powers of his source energy" [line] Nigel.