Very Good / Very Good. Item #5643
New York: Talk Mirimax Books, 1999. Stated First Edition with full numberline. Signed by co-author Kenneth Adelman on half title to journalist and language columnist William Safire and his wife Helene with inscription "10-20-99 - Helene & Bill -- "Zounds! I never was so bethumped with words,"* as when reading Safire. With so much admiration, Ken." His asterisk attributes the quote to King John at bottom of page.
Octavo; 219pp. Illustrated dust jacket with original price intact; book in white paper-covered boards with black cloth spine and silver lettering. Jacket is clean and crisp with light bumping to spine ends. Boards are sturdy and square. One page dog-eared, but no markings throughout. Binding is sound.
Adelman, who has worked variously as a political analyst and diplomat, most prominently as the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency during five years of Reagan's presidency, is also a Shakespeare scholar who has taught classes on the bard at Georgetown and George Washington University.