Boston, MA: Twayne, 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Item #6077
A near fine copy with previous owner's name neatly stamped on top and bottom edge. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titles on spine. Signed and inscribed on title page by MacDonald: "For John --- all good wishes, John D. MacDonald, 4 Oct 1985". Also signed and inscribed on title page by Hirshberg: "All best and thanks -". Part of Twayne's United States Authors Series, the book includes Notes and References, Selected Bibliography and Index. Hirshberg, a professor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, was also editor of The JDM Bibliophile, a biannual periodical devoted to criticism and commentary on MacDonald's life and work. An attractive copy of an uncommon title made even more distinctive by the signatures of both the author and the subject of the book. ; Octavo; Signed by Inscribed By Author.