First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4885
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. First Edition with full numberline. Signed by the author opposite full title with inscription to fellow writer, columnist, and former Nixon speechwriter William Safire with inscription: "To William Safire -- _The_ political story of post-war America. With great respect. Chris. May 1996." Additional handwritten letter on Matthews's stationary laid in: "May 1, 1996. Dear Bill, Ten years of string-collecting, for of (?) having a 1/2 hour to myself. It's the best work I can do and I hope you find it worthy. Best regards in (?), Chris."
Octavo; 376pp. Photo-illustrated dust jacket with original $25.00 price; book in drab beige paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine and gilt lettering. Jacket lightly rubbed along top edge with a few spots of smudging, but with no chips or tears. Boards are square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.