Fine Editions Ltd
Rare, unusual, and fine editions from five centuries.
Paul T. Libassi
10 Downing St Apt. 3P , New York, NY, 10014, USA
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The Fine in our name refers to matters of condition and to our perspective on collecting. Our focus is on editions of both aesthetic merit (whether for their bindings, typography, plates, or dust-jacket art) and of literary and cultural significance. While we do not maintain open premises, our carefully chosen and expertly catalogued selection of fine books may be seen by advance appointment. We are always happy to hear from customers with questions about books in our inventory or who wish to sell rare items in our areas of specialty. Please visit often, in search of rare, unusual, and fine editions from five centuries.
Amis’s first novel
AMIS, Kingsley (1922-1995)
Garden City: Doubleday, 1954.
First American Edition, in the superb Edward Gorey dust jacket, one of his first and finest. 8vo: 256pp. Publisher's brown cloth, spine lettered in white, illustrated dust jacket priced $3.50. About Fine (end leaves lightly offset), apparently unread, jacket about Fine (spine panel toned, as often), but an excellent example. From the collection of bibliophile Donald Kaufmann. Burgess 99. Time 100.
Amis’s first novel, which received the Somerset Maugham Award for fiction. "Jim may be the single bitterest character in all of English literature; Amis certainly crafts the most brutally accurate description of a hangover ever written. A punishingly, viscerally funny attack on hypocrisy and self-importance in all their many and varied forms, Lucky Jim gave rise to much of the angry-young-man fiction that followed, but it never met its equal." (Time 100) "Widely acknowledged as the quintessential campus novel of the twentieth century." (Literary Encyclopedia)
TERMS OF SALE
We sell only genuine rare and antiquarian books. Every effort has been made to describe them carefully and accurately, and all are unconditionally guaranteed. Any item may be returned if found unsatisfactory for any reason within 10 days of receipt, with prior notification via email. Refunds are limited to the original purchase price, including initial delivery costs. Returns must be carefully packaged and promptly shipped.