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Holy Deadlock by  A.P HERBERT - First Edition - 1934 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 10368)

Holy Deadlock

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Holy Deadlock


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Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, 1934. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Red cloth with gilt spine lettering, dust jacket. 372pp. Very good/very good. Spine a bit sunned; 1934 ownership signature on front flyleaf and pastedown; jacket shows slight edgewear, with some archivally closed (on verso) separations, but overall attractive. First edition, tight 'n' nice and uncommon in such a lovely jacket. Notes jacket front panel, "An odyssey of two young people in search of a decent divorce...."


Holy Deadlock is a 1934 satirical novel by the English author A. P. Herbert, which aimed to highlight the perceived inadequacies and absurdities of contemporary divorce law. The book took a particularly lenient view of the need for divorces, which it characterised as "a relief from misfortune, not a crime", and demonstrated how the current system created an environment which encouraged the participants to commit perjury and adultery.


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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA US (US)
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Holy Deadlock
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Doubleday, Doran & Company
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Garden City
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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts most major credit cards and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB, MWABA, The Manuscript Society.

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 50 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.


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First Edition
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The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.

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