Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xviii], 254,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1984.
A special Limited edition and true US first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in unread Fine condition, SIGNED by author William F. Buckley, Jr.
Though best known for his political commentary, William Buckley also tried his hand at espionage novels. This one is set in spy-filled 1961 (pre-wall) Berlin and stars Blackford Oakes as the Yale-educated hero maneuvering his way through some pretty improbable circumstances and crises.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best.