Xlibris, 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7. Like New. Item #12843
Square Tight Binding.From the library of former head of the EPA (Gerald Ford & Richard Nixon) Russell Train, an exceptional association copy with a laid in letter, also signed by the poet, poking fun at mutual acquaintance Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of Defense under both Ford and George W. Bush. In the typed letter, Beatty recalls an incident at Princeton, where he and Rumsfeld were in the same class, and calls the Cabinet member the 'Secretary of Stuff'.The book is inscribed to Train on the title page in black marker. Grey cloth gilt. Square Tight Binding. Clean interior. Dust jacket presents handsomely in archival mylar.A superior edition.