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by ZUKOFSKY, Louis

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London: Jonathan Cape,, 1966. Octavo. Original white japon-backed blue cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket. A very good copy in the dust jacket, chipped around extremities, a little soiled, spine panel sunned. First UK edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to his publisher Tom Maschler on the half-title "Wishing Tom Maschler all happiness with thanks for this "A" love Louis Zukofsky Oct 10 (for Oct 6) 1966 New York". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the book's publisher Jonathan Cape, and was a highly influential figure in 20th-century literature, launching the careers of various writers including Ian McEwan, Bruce Chatwin, Cliva James, and Edna O'Brien; fifteen of his authors were awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. He additionally has the honour of conceiving the Booker Prize, and for having introduced his friend Quentin Blake to Roald Dahl. This copy has his bookplate, designed by Quentin Blake, to the front pastedown. This incarnation of "A" (which Zukofsky started in 1927 and continually added to thereafter) was first published in Japan in 1959 in a limited edition of 200 copies.

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Bookseller
Peter Harrington GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
131253
Title
A".
Author
ZUKOFSKY, Louis
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
London: Jonathan Cape,
Date published
1966

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Since its establishment, Peter Harrington has specialised in sourcing, selling and buying the finest quality original first editions, signed, rare and antiquarian books, fine bindings and library sets. Peter Harrington first began selling rare books from the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's King's Road. For the past twenty years the business has been run by Pom Harrington, Peter's son.

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gilt
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]
inscribed
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
New
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jacket
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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
sunned
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bookplate
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spine
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