Very Good / Very Good. Item #5780
New York: Harper & Row, 1971. Stated First U.S. Edition, 1971. Signed by the author on dedication page to journalist William Safire with inscription "To William Safire, Amicitia, Edward Luttwak, Feb 1980.
Octavo; 224pp +64pp black and white photos at back. Photo-illustrated dust jacket over black cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket corner clipped at bottom of front flap, with a $12.95 sticker price at top. Jacket otherwise shows very faint shelfwear with no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
First U.S. Edition of Luttwak's Dictionary, which he would greatly expand two decades later with the help of military analyst and weapons expert Stuart L. Koehl.