• Inscribed by J.P. Donleavy to his Publisher Seymour Lawrence

    Donleavy, J.P.

    The Plays of J.P. Donleavy.

    Boston: Seymour Lawrence Book/ Delacorte Press, 1972.

    First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his publisher Seymour Lawrence, "90 Beacon St.To Seymour Lawrence 2:15 Nov. 5, 1973 on the comeback trail J.P. Donleavy." 90 Beacon Street was the headquarters of the publisher Seymour Lawrence in Boston. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing. Collection includes: The Ginger Man, Fairy Tales of New York, A Singular Man, and The Saddest Summer of Samuel S.

    Price: $275.00

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  • First Edition Of Tom Wolfe’s First Book KandyKolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby; Inscribed by Him

    Wolfe, Tom.

    The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby.

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965.

    First edition of the author’s first book that launched New Journalism. Octavo, original white cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe on the half title page. Additionally signed by Phil Spector and Junior Johnson on the front free endpaper. Both are subjects in the book, Phil Spector in “The First Tycoon of Teen” and Junior Johnson in “The Last American Hero.” Phil Spector is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter who developed the Wall of Sound, a music production formula he described as “a Wagnerian approach to rock and roll.” Considered the first auteur among musical artists, Spector acted not only as a producer, but also the creative director, writing or choosing the material and masterminding all phases of the recording process. He is acknowledged as one of the most influential figures in pop music history. The essay that many critics have considered the strongest is “The Last American Hero,” a profile of Junior Johnson, an early star of the stock car racing world and NASCAR. In looking at a single day at the races, Wolfe also examines the rise of the race day culture, how it is a stark contrast to the Grand Prix motor racing popular in Europe. The Last American Hero was made into a film in 1973, starring Jeff Bridges as Junior Johnson.Light rubbing, near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare signed by Wolfe, Spector and Johnson.

    Price: $3,200.00

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