First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4781
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1950. Stated First Edition with "k-z" code on copyright. Signed by the author to William Safire on front free endpaper with inscription: "To Mr. Bill Safire - Best Wishes, J.C. Penney 12/5-'50." Octavo; 245pp. Photo frontis. Printed blue dust jacket with original $2.75 price; book in blue cloth-covered boards with darker blue cloth spine and silver lettering. Shallow chip to jacket at top front near spine, with some light rubbing along edges and toning along top back. Boards are square, with toning along top and fore-edge. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Signed to Safire in 1950, a year into his first journalism job writing the profile column "Close-up" for The New York Herald Tribune.