New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. First Edition. Chronicle of Bradbury's seven month trip to Ireland, where he wrote the screenplay to John Huston's adaptation of Moby Dick. During their decades-long friendship and correspondence, Bradbury and Safire were diligent about inscribing and exchanging books with each other. Safire deeply admired Bradbury's writing, notably reviewing Zen and the Art of Writing: Essays on Creativity for his New York Times column "On Language," and frequently citing Bradbury's work when discussing rules for good writing. Item #4211
First Printing. Octavo (cm); beige paper and sage green cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; [x],271,pp; illustrated throughout by Edward Sorel. Inscribed by Bradbury to author, journalist, and presidential speechwriter William Safire on the front endpaper: "For Bill Safire! With friendly wishes! From Ray Bradbury. 5/29/92." Fine in a Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $21.00).