New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 228 pages; VG/VG; spine gray with red and blue lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$19.95'; text block clean; Inscribed on the ffep by Václav Havel, with his characteristic heart next to his name; shelved case 5.
Shelved Dupont Bookstore
Václav Havel (1936-2011) was a Czech statesman, writer and former dissident, who served as the last President of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992 and then as the first President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. As a writer of Czech literature, he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs. [wikipedia]