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

  • The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners.

The Unexpurgated Code: A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners.

$750.00

Item Number: 3969

New York: Seymour Lawrence Book/ Delacorte Press, 1975.

First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author to his publisher Seymour Lawrence, “10:30 A.M. South Wing, Levington Park October 4, 1975 To Seymour Lawrence J.P. Donleavy who anticipated action.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket.

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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