First Edition. Hardcover in dust jacket. Spine faintly darkened, tips lightly rubbed; otherwise Fine. Autographed by the author and with the paw-print of Jingabo on the title page.
"Sir Galahad of Riversville ( Jingabo for short) lives on the thirty-ninth floor of the Waldorf Towers, overlooking Madison Avenue, the pigeons and the Hudson River. He is the bachelor half of a family of two, an arrangement made quite legal by the fact that Sir Galahad is, as his 'Ever Loving' tactfully explains, a member of the 'canis sapiens', in other words, a dog. It is his canine journal of seven days at the Waldorf which makes up this delightful book." The real-life story of the dog and his companion Rosalind Cole is fascinating. She was the lady who, after her death in 2014, was found to be in arrears of one million dollars in back rent to the Waldorf-Astoria.
A Wonderful dog's-eye view of top tier life in Manhattan in the days of high hotel living, illustrated by the inimitable pooch artiste Vasiliu.