Inscribed to Senator Pete Domenici, first edition of Winners and Losers by Senator Paul Simon.
Octavo, x, 209pp. Blue cloth, title in gilt on spine. No additional printings listed. Solid text block, a touch of wear to tips, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $17.95 retail price on front flap, touch of wear to spine, a fine example.
Inscribed on the front free endpaper “To Pete Domenici – Who I hope can survive my reference to him – Paul Simon / 2-9-89.” Domenici is referenced on page 84, where Simon compliments the Senator’s work to combat homelessness.
Paul Simon (1928-2003) was an Illinois Democrat who served in the House of Representatives from 1975 to 1985 and in the Senate from 1985 to 1997. Simon wrote twenty-two books throughout his career, and was known for his traditional horn-rimmed glasses and bow tie. In a tribute to Simon, former President Bill Clinton said he was “beyond question, one of the most remarkable public servants I ever knew.” Pete Domenici (1932-2017) was the longest-serving Senator from New Mexico to date, holding office from 1973-2009.