Very Good / Very Good. Item #5661
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982. First Edition. Octavo. 260 pages. Signed by author to William Safire on half title page with inscription, "To Bill Safire, / In friendship and / admiration. / Richard Bernstein / 11/15/85[?]"
Bernstein's first book helped establish his reputation as an expert on China. He has continued to write on the region while acting as book critic for the New York Times.
Unclipped photographic dust jacket shows a few small chips and one tear along edges, is toned along the spine, and rubbed at hinges. Red boards in red cloth with spine and front stamped in gilt. Worn and a bit faded at edges and corners. Binding is sound and interior unmarked.