First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5267
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1981. First Edition with full numberline. Signed byIphigene Ochs Sulzberger on front free endpaper to New York Times journalist William Safire with inscription, "December 7, 1981 / To Bill Safire, With warmest regards, Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger." Additional signed handwritten note laid in.
Octavo; 312pp. Loose erratum sheet stating photos were inadvertently reversed in this edition laid in.Pictorial dust jacket with original $14.95 price; book in black cloth binding with silver lettering to spine. Jacket sunned on spine, with some rubbing to edges. Small closed tear on lower front right corner. Binding is sound. Pages are clean and unmarked.
Additional note from Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger to Safire reads "Thank you for your flattering words about the book. I am so please [sic] you wanted me to autograph your copy. Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger."
William Safire's personal organizational system involved keeping material from various authors with their respective books. Therefore, the purchase of this copy also includes the program from Iphigene Ochs Sulzberger's memorial service held at Temple Emanu-El in New York City on February 28, 1990. Blue paper wraps with lettering in black on cover. 23pp. Some sunning to cover. Pages are clean and unmarked.
Inside the memorial program is another single sheet program for a play named "His Girl Effie" performed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 26, 1996. Arthur Ochs Sulzberger gave opening and closing remarks at the event.