First Edition. Very Good / No Dust Jacket. Item #5181
Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2000. First Edition. Signed by author to William Safire on title page with inscription: "For William Safire / in gratitude for many / hours' reading pleasure / David Micklethwait / Nov. 2000." Additional typed letter laid in.
Quarto; 350pp. No dust jacket, apparently as issued. In blue navy boards with spine and front cover stamped in silver.
The one page letter is dated 8th November, 2000. Micklethwait expresses his appreciation for Safire's language columns, but also brings up numerous issues of chronology in Safire's book "Scandalmonger." Micklethwait has several issues with meetings between Cobbett and Callender, and politely asks for clarification, later asking Safire to not "think these observations impertinent," and asking if they could get a meal at some future date.
Boards very faintly curving outward at fore-edge, with a trace of wear to corners. Binding is sound.