Very Good. Item #5577
Washington, DC: The AEI Press, Publisher for the American Enterprise Institute, 1996. Second Revised Edition. Wraps. Fat Octavo. 622 pages. Inscribed by author on title page to William Safire with inscription, "To Bill Safire / with best wishes / Herb Stein / February 1996."
Autographed letter signed from Stein to Safire laid in at front and reads, "Dear Bill, / I enclose a copy of the new edition of The Fiscal Revolution in America. It includes a / new section bringing the story up to date from 1964 to 1994. Part of this story utilizes minutes of / Cabcomecopol and other notes that you left to me when you were cleaning out your files. I send / this to you as a memento of exciting days. I'm sorry the book is so fat. / Best wishes / Herb Stein."
Stein was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under Nixon and Ford, and is known for "Stein's Law," which says "If something cannot go on forever, it will stop." His son is Ben Stein, of Ferris Bueller's Day Off fame.
Wraps are toned at spine and some smudging to front. Top edge spotted. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.