“A Special Message to Subscribers from Norman Mailer.” One-page preface to limited, leather-bound edition of The Naked and the Dead. Franklin Center, Pa.: Franklin Library, $75. Signed by Mailer on the 30th anniversary of The Naked and the Dead (48.2). Illustrated by Alan E. Cober. In this 306-word preface, dated 1978, Mailer ponders the confidence of the 25-year old who wrote 48.2. See 98.6.