Octavo, 111 pp., near fine binding with bright clean pages. Dust jacket near fine except for three small 1 cm tears, otherwise clean. Signed by the author and presented to Aileen Mehle a/k/a Suzy Knickerbocker, famed society columnist: “For Aileen with appreciation– Rod / 24 Sept 68”
Comments: First impression of the true first edition with ‘first printing’ stated on the publisher’s copyright page as called for. Inscribed: “For Aileen (Suzy Knickerbocker) With appreciation-Rod 24 Sept 68.” Author’s photograph by Frank Sinatra on back panel of dust wrapper. In a very good (+) color illustrated dust wrapper that has not been price-clipped, showing original publisher’s price of $3.95.