Second Printing. Very Good / Good. Item #5326
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. Second Printing. Signed by author on second free endpaper to William Safire with inscription, "For my colleague, / Bill Safire from / an amateur book / writer. / -Scotty Reston / Aug. 3rd, 1988." Bookplate of Lewis M. Gabbe to front free endpaper.
Octavo; 235 pages + ix index. Printed dust jacket with $2.00 net price intact; book in navy blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped eagle to front and red lettering/ornaments to spine. Jacket shows a nickel-sized chip at head of spine and another walnut-sized chip at bottom back with nearby tape repair, along with smaller chips and tears along edges and sunning to spine. Boards faded along edge with twin divots to top front and back edges and nudging to spine ends. Pages toned but unmarked. Binding is sound.