First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5048
New York: Summit Books, 1985. First edition with complete number line. Signed with inscription by author on front free endpaper. Octavo; 313pp. Pictorial dust jacket has original $16.95 price. Green paper over boards, purple cloth over spine with lettering stamped in gold. Dust jacket is clean and bright with only light shelf wear, no tears. Corners are square. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked.
This copy belonged to journalist, language expert and White House speechwriter William Safire. The inscription from the author states: "To Bill, a man who cares about words. From 'the usually sensible' Ellen Goodman."