First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4890
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1980. Stated First Edition. Signed by Victor Zorza with lengthy inscription to author and columnist William Safire. Additional letter to Safire from Knopf publicist Barbara Jones-Diggs laid in.
Octavo; 275pp. Printed dust jacket with original $10.95 price; book in black paper- and cloth-covered boards with silver lettering. Jacket lightly bumped at corners and head of spine, with a small crease at top over joint. Boards are square with nudging to head of spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
In his inscription, Zorza calls Safire "the fairy godmother...for this book" and thanks him for his help "in getting it into the right hands in the first place." The accompanying letter presents the book to Safire with apologies for Victor and Rosemary Zorza for not being able to inscribe it, but it appears Safire managed to have it signed later on.