New York: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. INSCRIBED by the author Ernie Kovacs to versatile concert pianist and actor Oscar Levant on the front endpaper: "To Oscar / What a shit I am to be so late in getting there — But — I have been writing and taping shows — and will be done about mid next week. Am not sending you this to read — this was the only paper available to write on. / Ernie." Also autographed on the next leaf, with Kovacs' inscription underneath: "formal autograph done for book store." Full provenance available.
The only novel by the famed actor and comedian, set during the early days of television.
Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Lightly foxed to the page edges. Jacket lightly foxed to the rear panel and flaps, with a small chip to the front flap fold and accompanying creasing.