Ugo Mochi. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4249
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1976. First Edition with full numberline. SIGNED by the author with brief inscription on front free endpaper and lengthy accompanying letter. Illustrated dustjacket with original $7.95 price; book in white paper-covered boards with black cloth spine and zebra illustration. 134p; illustrations by Ugo Mochi throughout. Dustjacket toned with a couple tiny tears along edges. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Charming letter to friends laid in, thanking them for a recent visit and gifts, meditating upon horses and show-riding, and most amusingly discussing her sister (?) Marg's plans to see Queen's November 1977 News of the World Tour show at New Haven's Veterans Memorial Coliseum and how she would pull neither Marg nor the band out of the rubble should the structure collapse due to decibel level infractions. Photos found from the gig confirm Freddy Mercury was wearing a black and white checkered outfit that night, which MacClintock might have approved of if only it had been stripes instead.