This is the layout for the limited edition hardcover, which is signed and numbered by the editor and myself, with a facsimile of the author’s signature. Accompanying each copy is a separately printed pamphlet reproducing the 29th chapter of The Far Side of the Dollar, which did not appear in any trade editions (the chapter appeared in a 1982 limited edition that was mostly destroyed except for a small number of review copies.) This book cover was immensely satisfying. It isn't often that your professional career collides with one of your passionate hobbies. When I first started on the project, I was going to do the cover art in the computer (I've mostly switched to digital in the last few years), but, it dawned on me that I was going to be the owner of the original cover art of an important Ross Macdonald book, and in a sense, become part of my own collection. Was I insane? Who would want to hang a digital print when you could have an original painting instead? I did the painting in traditional media and am incredibly glad I did. I'm now the proud owner of the artwork for a Ross Macdonald 1st edition, plus I got to sign the books. This ended up being way cooler than I ever could've imagined.