New York: Times Books, Random House, (1998).
First edition. xxiv, 647p. Silver-titled blue cloth spine over blue boards. As new in dust jacket (ink inscription on flyleaf). Item #21754
"...an extraordinary collection of the best writing about books and authors published in The New York Times Book Review, America's most widely read journal of the literary arts. Arranged chronologically from 1896 through 1997, this rich chronicle leads the reader through a century of historic literary achievements, while also providing memorable portraits of the most significant writers and thinkers of the era." (Jacket blurb).