New York: The Macmillan Company, . Hardcover. 8vo. Quarter tan cloth and burgundy paper over boards with red, blue and green lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. viii, 337pp. Near fine/very good. Mildly edgeworn and rubbed jacket. Item #49307
Handsome first edition of these offbeat travel pieces, which front panel touts as "A whirligig spin through Paris and Playboy Clubs, New York publishing and Dublin pubs, Crete and Chicago and many other phenomenal places...." The author inscribes and signs the front flyleaf in blue and green marker (one atop the other) quite large and bold: "A very merry / Christmas / in 1980 / to / Dan / Montemanano / from / Nelson / Algren." On the following leaf, he sketches his trademark back side of a seated cat in blue, green and yellow markers. BRUCCOLI A 9.1.a.