New York: Simon & Schuster, . Cloth backed boards. Spine a trifle tanned, otherwise very good or better, in spine darkened Ben Shahn pictorial dust jacket with shallow loss and a short tear at the crown of the spine panel. Item #WRCLIT85678
First edition. An excellent association copy, inscribed on the front free endsheet: "To Bill, whose patience was as illimitable as his understanding - Gratefully Sid, S.J. Perelman 18 January 1957." The recipient, William Shawn, followed Harold Ross as editor at THE NEW YORKER, and all but three of the constituent pieces collected herein appeared in its pages.