From the collection of William Safire, the first edition of Catching Spies by H.H.A. Cooper and Lawrence J. Redlinger.
Octavo, 403pp. Red hardcover, title in black on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, a fine example. Page 198 dog-earred. In the publisher’s dust jacket, no retail price listed, a few short closed tears to edges. Includes a typed letter signed by the author gifting the copy to William Safire and referencing a recent work by Safire.
William Safire (1929-2009) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist for The New York Times. He was a frequent guest on Meet The Press, describing himself as the voice of “libertarian conservatives.” Before joining The New York Times, Safire served as a presidential speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew.