First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5220
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2002. First Edition. Signed by the author on title page to William Safire with inscription, "To Bill, / Thanks for the / encouragement. / Enjoy! / Josh." Additional signed typed letter laid in.
Octavo. 350 pages. Illustrated dust jacket with original $23.00 price; book in blue paper-covered boards with white cloth spine and silver lettering.
Typed, laid in letter signed from Gilder to Safire reads, "Dear Bill: / Thanks again for another wonderful Welliver. Here's a copy of Ghost / Image, due at least in part to your early encouragement. I didn't in fact drown in / my own sweat, though I was treading water for a bit. Hope you enjoy, and have / a joyous holiday season! / All the best, / Josh."
Gilder and Safire were both members of the Judson Welliver Society, an informal social group of Presidential speechwriters. Gilder is well known for penning Reagan's famous "Go Ahead, Make my Day," speech.
Jjacket creased at spine ends and corners, with corresponding light bumping to boards underneath. Binding is sound.