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121 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man
New York Berkley Publishing Corp. 1959 First Thus Paperback Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Berkley Publishing Corp., 1959. "Here are the completely amoral adventures of a Yankee rogue on the loose in today's bawdy Dublin - The Wild Ginger Man Himself" is from the rear cover blurb of the First mass-market edition of Donleavy's comic masterpiece. First Edition Thus: the "Revised Edition," reprinted from the edition published by Obolensky. Very groovy decorative covers with an intrigueing quote from Dorthy Parker just cry out "Read Me!" Clean text; 286 pages, with two pages of publisher adverts in the rear. Light edgewear; spoiled only by creases to the corners of the rear cover. . First Thus. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. First Edition. 
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122 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man and What They Did in Dublin
New York Random House 1961 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Minus 
New York: Random House, 1961. The play based on the wonderful novel of the same name. A success in London, the play closed after censorship attempts in Dublin - recounted in Donleavy's introduction. A crisp copy, with slight corner bump and some slight shelfwear at the top of the boards. Price-clipped DJ has an unfortunate water stain on the spine, else Very Good. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Minus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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123 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man. A Suppressed Chapter. In Olympia. A Monthly Review from Paris
Paris Olympia Press 1962 First Paperbound Edition. Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 
Paris: Olympia Press, 1962. This is Issue Number One of Olympia Press's magazine, containing a suppressed chapter of "The Ginger Man," as well as ten epidodes from "The Soft Machine" by William Burrroughs and work by Terry Southern, Lawrence Durrell, others. Near Fine condition. Wraps, no dustjacket. Laid in is a clipping from the TLS containing a letter on "freedom of expression" written by Maurice Girodias, founder/owner of Olympia Press, who was in decades-long and unsuccessful litigation with Donleavy. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. First Paperbound Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition. 
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124 Donleavy, J.P. The Ginger Man. Sixtieth Anniversary Edition
Dublin The Lilliput Press 2015 184351642X / 9781843516422 First Separate Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2015. When James Patyrick Donleavy passed away in 2017, the world lost one of the great comic writers of the Twentieth Century. "The Ginger Man" was initially publ;ished by Olympia Press, a notorious erotic imprint that J.P. wound up owning - in a farcical manner that was a fitting coda. His protagonist, one Sebastian Dangerfield, may be immortal; the book has not been out of print and continues to delight new generations with its "celebratory, boisterous and resolutely careless mayhem." This is a Fine copy of the First Trade Edition (First Edition Thus). With a Foreward by Johnny Depp; Introduction by Sean O'Reilly; Afterword by Bob Mitchell, and Appendix by Bill Dunn. Orange paper-covered boards with black titling on the spine. Clean text; xvi, 372 pages including Notes, with an eleven-page Iconography. This copy has been SIGNED by the Author on the half-title page. The dustwrapper is unclipped; also Fine, in an archival plastic protector. "God's mercy/On the wild/Ginger Man.". Signed by Author. First Separate. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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125 Donleavy, J.P. The History of the Ginger Man
New York Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence 1994 0395515955 / 9780395515952 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
New York: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1994. Donleavy's autobiography and recounting of the complicated publishing history of his first (and most infamous) novel. Fine (As New) condition. DJ similar, only very slight shelf rubbing. In plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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126 Donleavy, J.P. The History of the Ginger Man
New York Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence 1994 0395515955 / 9780395515952 First Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
New York: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1994. Donleavy's fascinating account of the writing of, and the litigation surrounding, his classic bawdy first novel. First Edition, in Near Fine condition. White paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, gilt lettering (JP's signature as design on the front cover). Clean text; 517 pages. Light wear and bumping show it was read, but carefully. The front flap is unclipped but the rear flap has been trimmed. In a plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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127 Donleavy, J.P. The History of the Ginger Man
Boston & New York Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence 1994 0395515955 / 9780395515952 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin/Seymour Lawrence, 1994. Donleavy's fascinating account of the writing of, and the litigation surrounding, his first novel, now a classic of Modern Literature. Considered bawdy, it was first published by Olympia, a notorious printer of erotica. After decades of litigation, J.P. wound up owning that house. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. White paper-covered boards with black cloth spine, gilt titling on the spine; reproduction Donleavy signature on the front cover. Clean text; 517 pages. Many illustrations. The dustjacket is also Fine; unclipped; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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128 Donleavy, J.P. The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms
New York St. Martin's 1997 0312155638 / 9780312155636 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: St. Martin's, 1997. A Fine copy of the First St. Martin's Trade Edition. As with many Donleavy titles, the publishing is complicated. A prior Limited First Edition by Thornwillow Press mentioned on the CP does not seem to have made an appearance, so this is either the First Edition, the First Trade Edition, or the First Thus, depending on definition. Illustrated by Elliot Banfield. Fine DJ is unclipped; ina plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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129 Donleavy, J.P. The Onion Eaters
New York Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1971 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1971. J.P.'s fifth novel, a picaresque Irish romp. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition. Bright red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 306 pages. The dustjacket, designed by Paul Bacon, is Very Good Plus to Near Fine: complete, with minor edgewear and a 3/4" closed tear at the top of the front panel and a small chip at the head of the spine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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130 Donleavy, J.P. The Onion Eaters
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1971 First UK Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1971. Donleavy's masterly fifth novel, another comic romp through the Irish language. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition.Red cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 334 pages. There is a previous-owner blindstamp on the bastard title page, else a Fine copy. The dustwrapper is unclipped, with a tiny closed tear on the rear panel, else Fine. In a protective plastic cover. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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131 Donleavy, J.P. The Plays of J.P. Donleavy. With a Preface By the Author
New York Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence 1972 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Signed
New York: Delacorte/Seymour Lawrence, 1972. An omnibus that contains four great Donleavy plays: "The Ginger Man," "Fairy Tales of New York," "A Singular Man," and "The Saddest Summer of Samuel S." It also contains Donleavy's account of the censored closing of "The Ginger Man" production in Dublin. This is a Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Black cloth binding with gilt lettering. Clean text; 442 pages. This copy has been INSCRIBED by Donleavy on the half-title (dated 1988) and then SIGNED on the next page. The dustjacket has been clipped; it shows some wear at the edges with a bit of wrinkling. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Inscribed By Author. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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132 Donleavy, J.P. The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
New York Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press 1966 Later Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Seymour Lawrence/Delacorte Press, 1966. This short novel by the Irish-American Donleavy is, rather typically, hillarious. This is a Near Fine copy of a Later Printing of the First Edition. Red/orange paper-covered boards with a red cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 124 pages. Very bright and fresh. Slight bit of sun at the top. The dustjacket is unclipped; shows minor edgewear, with a bit of wrinkling; tiny closed tear on the rear panel. In an archival plastic protector. . Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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133 Donleavy, J.P. The Saddest Summer of Samuel S
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1967 First UK Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1967. Donleavy's third comic novel (really a novelette). Samuel S "never let religion rob him of his appetite or sense of humour" - nor should any of us. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition. "Tweedy" green cloth binding with a black cloth spine; gilt titling on the spine. Clean text; 125 pages. Beautifully bright in all its aspects. The only defect is an extremely faint half-rounded impression near the top of the front cover, only visible by tilting the book to catch the light. The dustwrapper in the same fashion shows where something pushed against the book. (Quercus notes: Clumsy oaf, whoever you are/were!) In an archival plastic protector.. First UK Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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134 Donleavy, J.P. The Unexpurgated Code. A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners. With Drawings By the Author
New York Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence 1975 044007794X / 9780440077947 First American Edition. Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Plus J.P. Donleavy 
New York: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1975. This is a Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copy of the First American Edition (stated First Printing). Olive green paper-covered boards with a light green cloth spine; gilt lettering on the spine and a reproduced gilt signature on the front cover. Clean text; 283 pages. With drawings by the author. Light sunning around the margins, else a Fine copy. Previous-owner blindstamp on the bastard title page. The dustjacket is complete and unclipped, with just a bit of edgewear and soil. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. Illus. by J.P. Donleavy. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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135 Donleavy, J.P. Wrong Information Is Being Given Out at Princeton
New York St. Martin's 1998 0312193726 / 9780312193720 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Elliot Banfield 
New York: St. Martin's, 1998. "One of the Strangest Stories Ever to be Rumoured About Around New York." Fine copy of the St Martin's First Trade Edition. Illustrations by Elliot Banfield. As with many Donleavy titles, the publishing tends to be complicated. A limited First Edition mentioned on the CP does not seem to have made an appearance, so this is either the First Edition of the First Thus, depending on your definition. DJ is unclipped; in a plastic protector Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Elliot Banfield. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
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136 Dowden, Edward A Woman's Reliquary
Churchtown, Dundrum Cuala Press 1913 First Edition Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
Churchtown, Dundrum: Cuala Press, 1913. Irish poet and Shakespearean critic Edward Dowden (1843-1913) claims to be the editor of this volume of poetry, but the Publisher has noted that "If readers desire to attribute authorship of this book to the editor, no wrong is done to anyone." This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition, which is LIMITED to 300 copies, printed by Elizabeth C. Yeats. White paper-covered boards with a linen spine; black lettering on the spine and front cover.Clean text; 59 pages. The front paste-down has a bookplate from a previous owner and a small label from the binder, Galwey & Company, Dublin). No dustjacket; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 225.00 USD
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137 Doyle, Paul A. Sean O'Faolain
New York Twayne 1968 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Very Good Plus 
New York: Twayne, 1968. This critical study of thegreat Irish author is (ironically) part of the "English Author Series." This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Maroon cloth binding with gilt titling on spine and front cover which also sports an English lion rampant. Clean text; 156 pages; indexed. Very bright and clean. The dustwrapper has light surface soiling, with some edgewear and a crease; in an archival plastic protector.. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good Plus. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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138 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
New York Viking 1999 0670887579 / 9780670887576 First American Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
New York: Viking, 1999. First volume in Booker-winner Doyle's projected series on Ireland since the revolution. Fine in unclipped DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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139 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
New York Viking 1999 0670887579 / 9780670887576 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine Signed
New York: Viking, 1999. Acclaimed Irish author Doyle, a Booker Prize winner, is certainly one of the finest writers today. This is a Fine copy of the First Edition. Brown paper-covered boards with black cloth spine and copper lettering. Clean text; 344 pages. This copy has been SIGNED by Doyle (with an Irish greeting) on the Title Page.The dustjacket is unclipped; also Fine, in an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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140 Doyle, Roddy A Star Called Henry
Toronto Knopf 1999 0676972357 / 9780676972351 First Edition. Hardcover Fine Fine 
Toronto: Knopf, 1999. The sixth novel by the Booker Prize winning Irish author. This is a Fine copy of the First Canadian Edition (stated). Green paper-covered boards with gilt lettering. Clean text; 344 pages, fore-edge deckled. The dustjacket is unclipped, also Fine. In an archival plastic protector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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