First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5435
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1972. First Edition. Signed by Evans to William Safire on title page with inscription, "To William Safire, / Keeper of the / Mysteries of the / English* / Language / *includes / American / [Harry Evans]." The bracketed signature may have been added as a note in Safire's hand, as he often annotated signatures in his books to make them clear. Safire's personal library blindstamp on front free endpaper.
Octavo. 224 pages. Printed dust jacket with original $8.95 price; book in gray and red cloth-covered boards with black lettering to spine. Jacket edgeworn with some chipping to spine ends. Boards show a small dent at top edge near spine, with bumping to bottom corners. Binding is sound.
Book One of Editing and Design, Evans' Five-Volume Manual of English, Typography and Layout.