Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4821
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1954. Signed early printing. Inscribed by Buchwald to fellow author William Safire. Octavo. 277 pages. In illustrated dust jacket with a sticker with "$3.95" price affixed to front flap. Red cloth with spine stamped in silver.
Inscription reads, "Dear Bill, / This was the / first book I wrote / and therefore I am / honored you would / have a copy because / it shows what great / taste you had / when there was so / little of it to / go around. / Cheers / Art Buchwald."
Jacket is moderately chipped at corners and along edges. Spine is toned and shows two damp stains, though book is unaffected. Light shelfwear to corners and spine ends of book. Binding is sound and pages are unmarked.