Very Good / Very Good. Item #5974
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1984. Stated First Printing. Octavo. 222 pages. Signed by Orben on front free endpaper with inscription, "To Bill Safire - / #2401 / President Kirkpatrick... / All the best... / Robert Orben." At the time of publication, Kirkpatrick was serving as United States Ambassador to the United States, and would switch to the Republican Part in 1985. She briefly considered a Presidential run in 1988.
Comedy writer and magician Robert Orben worked in the Ford Administration and this book was briefly mentioned in Safire's 1984 On Language column, 'The Linear Camel.'
Unclipped dust jacket is toned, worn and lightly chipped along edges, and one small speck of paint to spine. Mustard boards in red cloth with spine stamped in gilt. LIght shelfwear to edges; binding is sound; pages unmarked.