First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4779
New York: Villard Books, 1985. First Edition, First Printing with numberline ending in "2" in keeping with Random House and its subsidiaries' methods at the time. Signed by the author to William Safire on flyleaf with inscription "For Bill Safire - my favorite provocateur - with admiration and warm (?) good wishes. Robert Moss, 1/85." Octavo; 389pp. Illustrated dust jacket with original $16.95 price; book in blue paper- and cloth-covered boards with silver lettering. Jacket lightly shelfworn with some fading along top back. Boards are square with fading along top edge and a bit of nudging to spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.