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THE PEACOCK PAPERS by  Leo Simpson - First Edition - 1973 - from Ravenswood Books and Biblio.co.uk

THE PEACOCK PAPERS

by Simpson, Leo

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Toronto: Macmillan. Good in Good dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0770510477 . Scarce Title. Blue cloth hardcover has minor wear to edges and corners. It has sustained some light water damage which has left a stain on front and back cover. It is flat and unwrinkled and does not affect the pages. Interior is clean & tight with no markings. DJ also has edgewear and a few small tears/chips, light fading to spine, and some yellowing to covers, light scuffing and soiling. DJ is not clipped. 226 pages. "A brilliant satirical novel in which major forces of civilization clash in a cataclysmic battle at Bradfarrow, Ontario, after the town council votes to adopt the recommendation of Dr. Harris Royce, the mediamaniac, to transform the local library from books to computer tapes......chaos ensues as the defenders of humanity and literacy fight fiercely with moose rifles & shovels, and aided by a surprisingly revivifiedl Thomas Lee Peacock, the 19th century novelist.....; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .


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