First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5358
New York: New York University Press, 1997. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author on front free endpaper to writer and columnist William Safire and his wife with inscription "For Bill and Helene, these Paris pages in all friendship - Tom. NY 3/97."
Octavo; 298pp. Photographic dust jacket over blue paper- and cloth-covered boards with copper lettering to spine. Jacket is clean and crisp with no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Bishop is a professor of French Literature at NYU to whom Safire often turned for clarification of French phrases and usage in his "On Language" column.