Very Good / Very Good. Item #4772
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1982. Second Printing. Inscribed by the author to William Safire. Octavo. 318 pages. In photographic dust jacket with original "$16.95" price. Grey and blue boards with spine stamped in silver.
Inscription reads, "To Bill Safire - / etymologist, glossographer and / lexicographer extraordinary - / fellow member of the Judson Welliver / Society, / with admiration and good will / from / Ken Hechler."
The Judson Welliver Society is a bipartisan social club of former Presidential speechwriters, named after Welliver, who worked under President Warren Harding and is generally considered the first Presidential speechwriter.
Dust jacket is lightly creased along edges, and some wear at corners. Binding is tight and interior clean and unmarked.