First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4793
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1957. Stated First Printing. Signed with brief inscription by the author to fellow writer William Safire on front free endpaper, with additional later letter to Safire laid in at front. Octavo; 1036pp. Printed dust jacket with original $10.00 price; book in marbled blue paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine and gilt lettering. Jacket is edgeworn with a few tears and chips along edges and spine ends, with some toning to spine and back. Boards bumped at corners and spine ends. Covers open a bit shakily, but binding is holding. Residue on front free endpaper under signature from previously-removed bookplate. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.