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101 Donleavy, J.P. Are You Listening Rabbi Low
New York The Atlantic Monthly Press 1988 0871132370 / 9780871132376 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Black paper-covered boards with a red cloth spine, which is titled in silver. Clean text; 405 pages. Tiny bit of wrinkling/soil at the foot of the spine, else a Fine copy. The dustjacket is unclipped, in an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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102 Donleavy, J.P. De Alfonce Tennis. The Superlative Game of Eccentric Champions. Its History, Accoutrements, Rules Conduct and Regimen
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1984 0297785427 / 9780297785422 First UK Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1984. One of the Irish-American author's most intriguing concoctions (and somewhat uncommon in JP's canon), a send-up (or is he serious? People do play the game) of the Upper Class yet again. "If God invented man, he then damn bloody well quickly invented the ball and racquet to amuse him." This is a Fine copy of the First English Edition. Light blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; xxi, 223 pages; in Donleavy's inimitable fashion, it includes a first dedication, a second dedication, a post dedication, and an epilogue. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by Donleavy on the Dedication Page, where he has identified himself as "The Honorable Founder." The dustwrapper in unclipped; fine in an archival plastic protector; a lovely design by Anita Turpin. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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103 Donleavy, J.P. J.P. Donleavy's Ireland. In All Her Sins And in Some of Her Graces
New York Viking 1986 0670813184 / 9780670813186 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Fine 
New York: Viking, 1986. James Patrick romps us through a consideration of his adopted country with typical wit. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Dark greeen cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 223 pages, with many photo illustrations. Small bookseller's label on rear paste-down, else Fine. The dustjacket, featuring a view of Dublin over the River Liffey, is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic p[rotector Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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104 Donleavy, J.P. Leila
New York Delacorte Press 1983 0385292600 / 9780385292603 Later Printing. Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1983. A decent reading copy of Donleavy's rollicking further adventures of Darcy, That Dancer. Dusty top, remainder spray on bottom edge, light bumps. DJ is unclipped but has a pencil marking out the price. Light edgewear. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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105 Donleavy, J.P. Leila. Further in the Destinies of Darcy Dance, Gentleman
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1983 Limited Hardcover Fine No Jacket Signed
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1983. This is a Fine copy of a LIMITED edition produced "exclusively for members of The Signed First Edition Society." First Edition Thus, with a new preface by Donleavy. Full leather binding with extensive gilt decoration. Three raised bands on the spine with gilt titling. Clean text; 380 pages; top-edge gilt. There is a colour frontis painting by Stan Hunter. SIGNED by Donleavy on the second free endpaper. Altogether a very nice production.. Signed by Author. Limited. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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106 Donleavy, J.P. Meet My Maker The Mad Molecule
Boston & Toronto Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown 1964 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
Boston & Toronto: Atlantic Monthly/Little, Brown, 1964. A very nice copy of the First Edition (Stated) of Donleavy's early collection of short stories, increasingly scarce these days. Orange cloth binding with silver lettering is lightly sunned at the margins. The DJ is unclipped (with a price sticker placed over the flap price) and has just a bit of edgewear; spine starting to fade. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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107 Donleavy, J.P. Schultz
New York Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1979 0440079578 / 9780440079576 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. Nice copy with just some light foxing on bottom edge, else Fine. One of the more common Donleavy titles, but getting hard to find in decent condition - the orange DJ is prone to fade. This one is still bright and unclipped with a few nicks on the spine edges and a minor crease on the front flap; beginning to tan on inside edges. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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108 Donleavy, J.P. Schultz
New York Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence 1979 0440079578 / 9780440079576 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1979. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First printing). Orange paper-covered boards with a tan cloth spine. Copper titling on the spine; facsimile signature of Donleavy on the front cover. Clean text; 407 pages. The dustjacket is Fine, unclipped. In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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109 Donleavy, J.P. That Darcy, That Dancer, That Gentleman
New York Atlantic Monthly 1990 0871134497 / 9780871134493 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1990. Third part of the "Darcy Dancer Series." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition (stated First Printing). Maroon paper-covered boards with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 440 pages of Donleavy madness. The dustjacket is unclipped, and has just the slightest of a wrinkle lower front panel; in a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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110 Donleavy, J.P. The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
New York Delacorte Press 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
New York: Delacorte Press, 1968. Donleavy's fifth novel introduces his grand and immortal character, Beefy, who knows his Redeemer liveth. This is a Near Fine copy of the First American Edition. Black cloth binding with gilt spine lettering and a reproduced Donleavy signature on the front panel. Just a bit of light soiling to the top edge, else Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped; its soft tan laid paper shows moderate soil and just a tiny bit of edgewear. A very presentable copy of one of Donleavy's best, difficult to find in decent condition. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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111 Donleavy, J.P. The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
London Penguin Books 1987 0140030565 / 9780140030563 Later Printing. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket Signed
London: Penguin Books, 1987. One of Donleavy's greatest romps since "The Ginger Man," a tale of the lonely wealthy. But, as his pall Beefy would say, "I know that my Redeemer liveth." This is a Later Printing of the softbound English edition, in Near Fine condition. Clean text; 399 pages, with eight pages of adverts in the rear. Very clean, with only a bit of shelfwear. This copy has been SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the author opposite the Title Page. Uncommon - Quercus has never seen a signed Donleavy softbound. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Inscribed By Author. Later Printing.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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112 Donleavy, J.P. The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania Franklin Library 1977 First Thus. Hardcover Fine No Jacket 
Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1977. A Fine copy of the First Edition Thus, printed with a new introduction by the great Irish writer. 436 pages. Published by the Franklin Mint for their "First Edition Society," this is a very handsome production: full leather decorative binding with blindstamping in green and gilt; silk endpapers; gilded edges and a green place ribbon. Fine condition; no dustjacket, as issued. Laid-in is a booklet of "Notes from the Editors." Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Thus.. Full-Leather. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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113 Donleavy, J.P. The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
New York Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence 1977 0440019036 / 9780440019039 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977. If you have not read J.P. Donleavy, you have missed a treat. This is one of Donleavy's best romps since "The Ginger Man." As the Irish aristocracy declines, the walls of the Estate come crumbling down around our ears. This is a Fine copy of the First American edition. Green cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 403 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the second free endpaper, and INSCRIBED on the bastard title page. The dustjacket has been clipped and has just a tiny bit of wear at the corners an head of the spine; else Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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114 Donleavy, J.P. The Destinies of Darcy Dancer, Gentleman
New York Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence 1977 0440019036 / 9780440019039 First Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1977. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Green cloth binding with gilt titling on the spine; facsimile Donleavy signature in gilt on the front cover. Clean text; 403 pages. Very crisp. The dustjacket has some barely-perceptable wrinkling at head and foot of spine, else Fine (really, this is a quibble!). In an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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115 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
New York Berkley Medallion 1959 First Thus Paperback Fine No Jacket 
New York: Berkley Medallion, 1959. Fine copy of the First Softbound Edition (BG264) of the First American Edition. The text is that of the Obolensky (Revised) edition, partially expurgated for ease of publication. This is a Fine copy that may not have been read, more's the pity. Scarce these days in such wonderful condition; for the Donleavy "completest"! Bright and fresh cover; text starting to tan. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Thus. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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116 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
New York McDowell, Obolensky 1958 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. Irish-American author Donleavy's picaresque rogue Sebastian Dangerfield has entered the canon of the best literature of the 20th Century. A high spot indeed; and Donleavy's own literary adventures are themselves quite fascinating. This is the First American Edition (stated First Printing), "Revised" from the issues by Olympia Press and Neville Spearman, but not yet the text Donleavy wanted. Very close to a Fine copy; the red topstain is a bit faded, but the text is clean and fresh and the black cloth binding is unmarked by any defect. The famous red dustjacket was designed by Alfred Manso, and his design is also blindstamped on the cover. Also in Near Fine condition. The red color is still bright, with hardly any fading on the spine; tiny bit of edgewear. Really one of the best copies seen recently. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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117 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
New York McDowell, Obolensky 1958 Later Printing. Hardcover Fine Very Good 
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. This is a Fine copy, the Second Printing (Stated) of the "Revised Edition" of Donleavy's classic first novel. It was originally published in Paris by Olympia Press (with whom Donleavy contended legally for many years until his ultimate triumph). Although this is the First American Edition, it was edited to avoid censorship problems. Today it is hard to credit that this great work of literature should have been deemed obscene in any way. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 327 pages. The dustjacket, an attractive design by Alfred Manso, is Very Good: unclipped but showing some edgewear along the top edges, with some creasing and chipping, and the spine has faded. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Ginger Man, Donleavy, J.P.
118 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
Paris Olympia Press 1955 First Edition. Paperback Very Good Plus No Jacket 
Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. The true First Edition of Donleavy's classic novel (although J.P. would dispute that). Bawdy, but far from pornagraphic, its publication in the (in)famous Traveler's Companion series led to some 40 years of litigation. Ultimately Donleavy won, and actually wound up owning the Olympia Press. This copy is Very Good Plus to Near Fine. The green wrappers are still bright and it presents only minor issues: lightly rubbed and creased on the spine; small dampstain on the FFE. Parisian bookseller's sticker on inside front cover. Clean text; 353 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
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119 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
London Neville Spearman 1956 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good 
London: Neville Spearman, 1956. Donleavy's iconic scamp has certainly entered the Irish Pantheon by now; the book has never been out of print, and seems to attract a new crop of youthful readers with every year; in that sense, it is on a par with Holden Caulfield. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published to rival the Olympia Press edition that came out in Paris the previous year. (Donleavy sued Olympia over the course of several decades, and wound up owning it.) In the experience of Quercus, this is the most difficult of the various editions to procure. Bright turquoise cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 292 pages. The dustwrapper shows some edgewear, with chips at the head and foot of the spine along the crease. In an archival plastic protecot. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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120 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
New York McDowell, Obolensky 1958 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. This is a Near Fine copy, the Second Printing (Stated) of the "Revised Edition" of Donleavy's classic first novel. It was originally published in Paris by Olympia Press (with whom Donleavy contended legally for many years until his ultimate triumph). Although this is the First American Edition, it was edited to avoid censorship problems. Today it is hard to credit that this great work of literature should have been deemed obscene in any way. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 327 pages. The dustjacket, an attractive design by Alfred Manso, is Very Good Plus: unclipped but showing some edgewear along the margins, mainly head of the spine, where there is a 1/4" chip. The red colour, which is prone to fading, is still quite bright. A very respectable copy of this classic tale. In an archival plastic protector.l. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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