New York: Doubleday, 1957. First Edition. INSCRIBED by 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 on the front flap fold and accompanying creasing.

[Book #146632]