New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., 1947. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #17111
216pp. Black cloth stamped in gold on the spine. Spine ends and upper front corner bruised, slight slant to spine. A very good copy in good dustjacket with large chipping especially to spine panel and a small stain to lower edge of rear panel. Signed and inscribed by Vidal to his friend Walter J. Mathews (whose name appears in full on the front free endpaper): "Walt - this is my answer to our night-long talk - am I wrong? Gore 6-47". A nice presentation copy.; Octavo; Signed by Author.