New York: Random House, 1987. First Edition. Cloth. SIGNED by the Author on the free front endpaper, tall and thick 8vo, black cloth with gold lettering, Mylar-protected typographic dust jacket with "Empire" in red, "A Novel" in black, "Gore Vidal" in blue against a bright yellow background, [vi] + 486 pages +  Note +  About the Author. Very Fine / Very Fine. Item #1173
Another splendid historical fiction by Vidal that revolves around the period of the Spanish-American War (c.1895-1898) with conflicts between Teddy Roosevelt and publisher William Randolph Hearst affecting characters--especially a wealthy young woman named "Caroline"--who struggle for fulfillment during the Gilded Age.