First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5379
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company 1975. First Edition. Thick Quarto. 1105 pages. Signed by author to William and Helene Safire with inscription, "To Helene and Bill / with admiration / and affection! / Sylvia / June 1975."
Porter was known for her conversational style in writing of economic or business matters, but wasn't afraid to throw a barb, in one column wondering whether Henry Morgenthau Jr., had been guilty of "obstinacy, stupidity or sheer ill advice" in his management of government bonds.
Unclipped dust jacket is moderately worn and creased along edges. Residue from tape to front cover in two spots. Spine is toned. Lime green boards in black cloth and spine stamped in silver. Faded and rubbed along edges and corners are bumped. Binding is sound.