Limited Edition. Very Good. Item #5180
New York: Stein and Day, 1963. Limited Edition with original signed lithograph numbered 87/1000 laid in at front. Signed by Dean on dedication page to author and columnist William Safire with inscription: "To Bill Safire - / who contributes an impressive share / of decibels to the Relations Explosion. / Cordially, / Abner Dean."
Oblong Quarto; 207pp. Black and white illustrations throughout. Blue cloth-covered boards with brown cloth spine and gilt lettering, housed in gray paper-covered slipcase with mounted title design. Safire's bookplate on front pastedown.
Dean illustrated Safire's first book, The Relations Explosion, published the same year.
Covers are square with a bit of fading along top edge and light bumping to corners. Binding is sound. Slipcase is chipped at top back corner with remnants of a failed tape repair but no other splits, else occasionally smudged with toning along edges and a $17.50 price sticker on back.