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

  • The Plays of J.P. Donleavy.

The Plays of J.P. Donleavy.


Item Number: 3968

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.

J.P. Donleavy and Seymour Lawrence first met in 1961, and had been corresponding regarding Donleavy’s work in progress A Fairy Tale of New York. Donleavy gave Lawrence The Ginger Man to publish, which, in association with Delacorte/Dell, came out in 1965 (the first complete and unexpurgated edition published in the U.S.) to great success. Lawrence built a remarkable list of important authors, including: Thomas Berger, Richard Brautigan, Kurt Vonnegut, William Styron, Jim Harrison, William Saroyan, Frank Conroy and several Nobel Laureates.

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