Patterson, Richard NorthThe Lasko Tangent (Signed First Printing) New York W. W. Norton Co. 1979 0393011909 / 9780393011906 First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine First Printing. 1979 (1-10 numberline). A fine copy in a near fine unclipped dustjacket. This copy is signed on the title page above the title by Richard North Patterson. The author's first book and very scarce. A clean and tight copy--unmarked interior--solid orange top-stain. The dustjacket has the very lightest of rubbing and a small "V" shaped 1/4" closed notch on the front panel near the top of the spine--otherwise would also be fine. The dustjacket (as with all first printings) has the Canadian price in the lower front flap clipped off by the Publisher--while the American price of $9.95 remains. A compelling first novel. Further scans available. Winner of the Edgar Award for new works of fiction. Very collectible copy.