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John Kennedy Toole
A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES (1980) JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE, SIGNED 1ST EDITION 1ST STATE
1980. Near Fine. A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS BATON ROUGE & LONDON 1980 Signed and inscribed by Thelma Toole in medium black felt-tip at front endpaper: "April 13, 1981, Regards from John Kennedy Toole's Mother, Thelma Ducoing Toole". Beautifully signed and underscored with a flourish. True first edition; 1980 at title page and copyright pages without additional printings stated. One of only 2,500 of the first printing. Tan full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, fine. Pages generally fine, no writing; moderate red discoloration to front pastedown and signed endpaper. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, slight wear; unclipped 12.95, protected in new clear sleeve. First state wrapper, without Chicago Sun-Times blurb, and Walker Percy summmary review at rear panel. This particular book hails from the New Orleans parish of Gretna. Rare near fine signed first edition in same first state wrapper. It was through Thelma Toole's great efforts that her late son's satirical novel was finally posthumously published with assistance from professor and author Walker Percy. The unique satire soon garnered much acclaim and then the Pulitzer, twelve years after her son took his life in despair from rejection of this very novel. He did this at 31 years of age in 1969 after facing consistent rejection from nearly every American publisher. "A masterwork of comedy... pungeant slapstick, satire and intellectual incongruities... make for a grand comic fugue!" - NYT. Presented here is "a great slob of a man in violent revolt agains … [Click Below for Full Description]
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