First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4873
New York: HarperCollins, 2001. Stated First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on half title to fellow writer and columnist William Safire with inscription: "For Bill, with admiration for his work, & all good wishes ever. Diane Ackerman."
Octavo; 261pp. Illustrated dust jacket with original $25.00 price; book in black and yellow paper-covered boards with black lettering to spine. Jacket shows one clean .25" tear to top back corner at flap fold, else just light shelfwear and some sunning to spine. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.