The Breaks Of The Game by David Halberstam, a signed first edition, inscribed to Aileen Mehle.
Octavo, xi, 362pp. Black hardcover, title in silver gilt on spine. Top edge dyed red. Stated “first edition” on copyright page. Dust jacket in near fine condition, light shelf wear, small closed to tear along bottom edge of front cover, retail price on front flap. Inscribed by David Halberstam to Aileen Mehle: “For Aileen Mehle / With Great Affection / Dave Halberstam / Oct 27, 1981.”
Aileen Mehle, better known by her pen name Suzy Knickerbocker, was a nationally syndicated society columnist and journalist. In Television, she was known for her appearances on “What’s My Line” during the 1960s. She passed away in 2016 in New York City.