Very Good / Very Good. Item #5870
Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1975. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author on half title to journalist William Safire with inscription "To Bill Safire -- Wishing you great good fortune with 'Before the Fall' Arthur Hailey, '75." Hailey's business card paperclipped to top of page.
Octavo; 472pp. Prinetd dust jacket with original $10.00 price intact; book in orange and black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Jacket rubbed along edges with some general toning and a few smudges, but no chips or tears. Boards are sturdy and square. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Hailey's novel of internal politics at a major bank, adapted as a TV miniseries in 1976 starring Joan Collins, Kirk Douglas, and Christopher Plummer. Safire's book Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House was also published in 1975.