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Toole, John
A Confederacy of Dunces
Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1980. First Edition. 1st edition. Signed on the title, in ink, by Walker Percy who wrote the introduction and helped get the book published. Fine in fine 1st printing dustjacket with the title lettering on the front cover in the palest gray (not darker gray or blue), matching review copies. A jacket at the apex, not compromised in any way, and there's something soothing about a book that's flawless, because books from this vintage, are fairly common when they have any wear at all. And though not fine copies can look similar to fine ones, so do hemlock and parsley, and the value of imperfect 1st editions from the 1980s will, ultimately, disappear like soap bubbles, prove more dangerous than a 2 year old with a hammer, and bestow less joy than an afternoon of electroshock. Behind every flawed postmodern 1st edition is an opportunity somebody wishes they'd missed. fine / fine. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Biblioctopus [USA]

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