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A Confederacy of Dunces (1st printing) - Toole, John Kennedy - 1980. 
Louisiana State University Press - LSU Press, Baton Rouge 1980 - Louisiana State University Press - LSU Press. Baton Rouge. 1980. 338 pages. First edition, first printing in original first issue DJ with $12.95 price intact on DJ flap. 1980 Price on both the title page and the copyright page without any later printings noted. Book is tight. Binding and hinges are strong. Cloth edges rubbed thin from shelf rubbing. Original 1st issue DJ with Walker Percy quote on rear and no review atop the brick wall. Title page has a small faint stain and textural scuff near edge. A tiny (truly tiny) closed edge tear to page edge. DJ flaps show closed tears as the DJ flaps were originally adhered to panels and as a result endpapers were professionally replaced with same color and paperstock as original. DJ shows a small chip at crown and minor edge rubbing. 1 of only 2,500 copies that were printed in the tiny 1st printing. This book would go on to win the Pulitzer Prize; 11 years after the author committed suicide, never having known that his manuscript was published let alone championed by Walker Percy, another Pulitzer Prize winning novelist who convinced LSU press to take a chance on this work. An incredibly important Pulitzer Prize winning title. 1 of only 2,500 first printings. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Medium Rare Books]
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