Fine and Fancy First Editions

Attention book collectors and deep pockets! Here are my 1st Edition selections for the month from Abe’s Rare Book Room…..

Evelyn Waugh. The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold. London, Chapman and Hall, 1957, 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. With unclipped, Biro designed dustwrapper. Pp184. One small tear 10mm, without loss to top of dustwrapper spine. All pages and binding in fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 91287  – It Can be yours for $127.70!

Evan S. Connell, Jr. Mrs. Bridge. Hardcover. First Edition, first printing. Near Fine in a bright and colorful, Near Fine dust jacket. Book is unread, but shows some foxing to the endpapers and page edges. Jacket has the slightest bit of rubbing at the spine ends, but notably shows not a trace of the usual fading to the pink hue at the spine panel A superb copy. Bookseller Inventory # 107060 –  It Can be yours for $500.00!

Dick Francis. The Sport of Queens. First UK Edition, first printing. Near Fine in a Very Good or better dust jacket. Jacket has no chips, but is a bit toned at the spine, with light fray at the crown and short closed tear and associated crease at the top front panel. A very presentable copy of the author’s scarce first book, his autobiography, which details his days as a jockey in England. Bookseller Inventory # 105503  – It Can be yours for $450.00!

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We know our letters just fine, and we know our numbers to a certain point, but books were always the realm of four-eyed poindexters with bowler hats and cravats. That’s why it pleases us so that America’s proud illiterates are finally stepping up and pushing back against the crushing tide of education that threatens to swallow us all into its gaping maw of checked facts. Champions of the Ignorantiat will not like it here.
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