New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, , 1968.
1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. McPhee, John. A ROOMFUL OF HOVINGS. Significant Presentation Copy. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1968). First Edition Inscribed by John McPhee on the half-title page to his New Yorker editor, Robert Bingham: "for Bob Bingham, with more appreciation than I care to admit, and no less affection. John McPhee 2/19/69/ (with regards as well to the houseful of Binghams)". A near fine copy in navy cloth, some fading to the spine and edges as is common, gilt titles, in a near fine illustrated dustwrapper. 8vo. 250 pp. Five biographical profiles - Thomas Hoving, art historian, Euell Gibbons, (Stalking the Wild Asparagus), Robert Twynam, caretaker of the lawn at Wimbledon, Temple Fielding, (Fielding's Travel Guides) and Carroll Brewster, (an M. I. T. Fellow in Africa). A superb copy.
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