First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #4893
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author on front free endpaper with brief inscription to author and columnist William Safire and his wife Helene: "For Bill and Helene - With affection and admiration." Original dust jacket with $24.95 price; book in gray paper- and cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering. Jacket is crisp with light shelfwear but no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.