Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt spine lettering. x, 356pp. Very good. Binding mildly rubbed and worn, with spine a tad sunned -- though tight and internally fine; lacks dust jacket. Item #47603
Attractive first edition of this study by the famed American diplomat (1909-94). He boldly inscribes and signs the front flyleaf in blue ballpoint: "To Adlai / With affectionate regards / George W Ball / June 18, 1967." From the collection of Adlai E. Stevenson III (1930-2021), U.S. Senator from Illinois (1969-81). Great presentation copy to the then-current Illinois senator.