First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5015
Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1973. Stated First Edition. Signed presentation letter to author, journalist, and speechwriter William Safire with handwritten note: "Dear Bill -- From your rabbi -- Hope not too much MEGG [?]" Best, Stewart." Publisher's compliments card also laid in, with handwritten publication date at bottom.
Octavo; 312pp. Original dust jacket with $8.95 price over blue cloth-covered boards with silver lettering. Jacket edgeworn with a couple small tears along top and a small bump to top front corner. Boards are square, with some fading along edges. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Alsop's memoir of his battle with leukemia, to which he would succumb the following year. Safire regularly credited Alsop as being a mentor in journalism.