First U.S. Paperback Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Item #4882
New York: Pengin; 1996. First U.S. Paperback Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on title page with inscription to writer and journalist William Safire. Additional handwritten letter from Searle's wife and stapled photo of Searle and Safire together laid in.
Octavo; 241pp. Printed paper wraps. Covers lightly shelfworn, but with no chips or tears. Front cover opens a bit widely, but binding is sound. Pages toned but unmarked.
Photo is of Searle and Safireon a panel during a World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Dagmar Searle's letter ends with a lengthy P.S. regarding the pronunciation of Karel Capek's name, as well as the function of the diacritical mark (caron) on the author's surname.