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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy. Walker Percy, Foreword

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Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. True first printing, of which there were 2500 copies. Cocked, jacket a bit edge-worn. Inscribed and signed by Toole's mpther, Thelma, to her pastor, whom she addresses as "Dear Bill." Also inscribed by Walker Percy. The parts both played in getting this book published are well known. Copies signed by one or the other turn up, but a copy inscribed by both is rare.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by TOOLE, John Kennedy

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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Foreword by Walker Percy. A fine and unusually tight copy (with only the slightest of the usual splaying of the boards) in fine first issue dust jacket with just a touch of rubbing. Advance Review Copy with publisher's slip laid in. Posthumously published novel that was the first work of fiction published by LSU Pres, and which had a very small first printing (reportedly 2500 copies). Initially the book was rejected by dozens of publishers and the author committed suicide in 1969. Years later the author's mother brought the manuscript to Walker Percy, insisting that he read it. Percy championed the book, arranged for its publication, and contributed an introduction. Excellent reviews and word of mouth led to it becoming a best-seller, and eventually winning the Pulitzer Prize. This copy is Inscribed on the half-title by the author's mother: "Appreciation and Regards from John Kennedy Toole's Mother, Thelma… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces.

A Confederacy of Dunces.

by Toole, John Kennedy; Foreword by Walker Percy

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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. First edition of the author's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Walker Percy on the title page, who wrote the foreword and upon his insistence had it published. Fine in near fine first issue dust jacket with light rubbing and shelfwear. Jacket illustration by Ed Lindlof. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A very nice example, uncommon signed.
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A Confederacy of Dunces  [First Printing with Signed Correspondence of Thelma Ducoing Toole]
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A Confederacy of Dunces [First Printing with Signed Correspondence of Thelma Ducoing Toole]

by Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

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second hand - Fine
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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0807106577
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Rapid River, Michigan
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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. True first edition; 1980 at title page and copyright pages without additional printings stated. One of only 2,500 of the first printing. Tan full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, light shelf wear. Pages generally near fine, no writing; few at front with little discoloration at edge. Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate shelf wear, rub; unclipped 12.95, protected in new clear sleeve. First state wrapper, without Chicago Sun-Times blurb, and Walker Percy summmary review at rear panel. Rare near fine first edition in same first state wrapper. Includes original hand written signed letter and play-list by Thelma Ducoing Toole dated February 7, 1982. Beautifully composed message contains songs for the seasons and 'nostalgic' songs. One of which written by Thelma Toole entitled "New Orleans" and another "Everywhere You Go" for her son, John Kennedy Toole. Original envelope… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces  [First Printing]
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A Confederacy of Dunces [First Printing]

by Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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0807106577
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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. True first edition; 1980 at title page and copyright pages without additional printings stated. One of only 2,500 of the first printing. Signed and inscribed by Thelma Toole on signature clipping adhered at front endpaper: "June 14, 1981, Regards, from Thelma Ducoing Toole". Beautifully signed and underscored with a flourish. Tan full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, fine. Pages fine; no writing. Bind fine, square. Dust wrapper, light shelf wear; unclipped 12.95, protected in new clear sleeve. First state dust jacket without Chicago Sun-Times blurb and Walker Percy summmary review at rear panel. Mrs. Toole was the mother of John Kennedy Toole, author of "A Confederacy of Dunces". It was through her great efforts that her late son's satirical novel was finally posthumously published with assistance from professor and author Walker Percy. The unique satire soon garnered much acclaim and then… Read more
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A Confederacy Of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Hoquiam, Washington
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A.: Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1980 This copy is a first/first. Originally purcashed by a bookseller/collector, he did not read this copy and has remained on his shelf until now. The original Walker Percy quote on the back dust jacket. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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First Edition
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Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 1980. First Edition. Very Good+/Very Good+. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's tan cloth with spine lettered in black. Very Good+ with foxing to cloth, slight splaying to boards and pages lightly toned. In a Very Good+ unclipped first issue dust jacket with Walker Percy quote on rear, light wear at extremities and foxing and toning to the blindside.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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first
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Louisiana State Press, 1980. first. hardcover. fine/very good. First edition, first printing, 1980 stated on title and copyright page, in a first sate dust jacket. Book fine. Dust jacket very good, glue residue on long inside edge of both flaps. Housed in a custom-made fold-out case.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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First Edition
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University, 1980. First Edition. hardcover. Near fine./Near fine.. A near fine first edition (tape offsetting on endpapers) in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom-made slipcase. First issue dust jacket with no blurb on back panel.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy (Foreword By Walker Percy)

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second hand - Very Good + Book
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1st Edition 1st Printing
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Hardcover
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Pasadena, California
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Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Cloth. Very Good + Book/Very Good + Dust Jacket. First Printing (1980 Date On Title And Copyright Pages, No Additional Printing Indicated.) In First Issue Dust Jacket (Priced Clipped, Walker Percy Review On Back Panel, No Sun Times Review). Near Fine Book, Slight Bumping At Bottom Of Spine, Some Rubbing At Part Of Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine With 1/32" Pull Tear At Top Of Spine. Ownership Signature Of The Father Of A Friend Of Toole's. Dj With Wear And Minute Losses At Corners, A 7/8" Long, Up To 1/4" Deep Chip At Top Of Spine.
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A Confederacy of Dunces  [Second Printing in First State Wrapper]
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A Confederacy of Dunces [Second Printing in First State Wrapper]

by Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

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second hand - Fine
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Signed by professor and author Walker Percy on tipped-in leaf prior half-title page: "Walker Percy". Percy, a professor and author himself, was instrumental in having this discovered gem miraculously published. 1980 at title page and copyright page. Stated second printing. Light beige w/hint of green full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, slight shelf wear. Pages near fine; no writing. Light olive endpapers. Bind fine; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate shelf wear, rub; unclipped 12.95, protected in new clear sleeve. First state wrapper, without the Chicago Sun-Times blurb, and Walker Percy summmary review at rear panel. Rare near fine second printing in very good first state wrapper. The author of this hilarious satire, John Kennedy Toole, took his own life at 32 after facing consistent rejection from nearly every American publisher. Toole's mother, finally was able to have her son's work… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

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First Edition
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First edition, second printing in a first state dust jacket with price clipped corner. Minor wear to jacket edges and corner chipping.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

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second hand - Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780807106570
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0807106577
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Louisiana State University Press. Unclipped DJ in archival cover, small tear, light wear. Stated fourth printing. Price $12.95 on the flap. No marks from prior ownership. . Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 4th Printing. 1980.
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

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second hand - Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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0807106577
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USA: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall. 4th Printing 1 first edition, fourth printing. in very good condition with the original dust jacket. A Confederacy of Dunces is a picaresque novel by American novelist John Kennedy Toole which reached publication in 1980, eleven years after Toole's suicide. Published through the efforts of writer Walker Percy (who also contributed a foreword) and Toole's mother, the book became first a cult classic, then a mainstream success; it earned Toole a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1981, and is now considered a canonical work of modern literature of the Southern United States. The book's title refers to an epigram from Jonathan Swift's essay, Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting: "When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." Its central character, Ignatius J. Reilly, is an educated but… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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second hand - Very Good
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1st Edition
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Hardcover
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0807106577
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Baton Rouge, LA, U.S.A.: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 1980 Louisiana State Press stated 3rd printing of Toole's amazing novel. This wonderful book is in VG/VG- condition. The HB is very clean, tight and with just a bit of staining along the top page ends. . The unclipped DJ has the Chicago-Sun Times review on the rear with minor chips, wear at the edges, corners and spine ends..
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A Confederacy of Dunces  [First Edition, Third Printing]
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A Confederacy of Dunces [First Edition, Third Printing]

by Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

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First Edition
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Hardcover
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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1980 at title page and copyright page. Stated third printing. Tan full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, light shelf wear. Pages near fine; no writing. Small bookstore label with image of singing robin: "Robin's, Geneva, Illinois". Bind fine, square; hinges intact. Dust wrapper, moderate shelf wear, rub; unclipped 12.95, protected in new clear sleeve. Scarce near fine third printing in very good wrapper. Sadly, the author, John Kennedy Toole, took his own life at 32, after facing consistent rejection from nearly every American publisher. Toole's mother, finally was able to have her son's work posthumously published; and, as fate would have it, the satirical novel won the Pulitzer Prize. "A masterwork of comedy... pungent slapstick, sature and intellectual incongruities... make for a grand comic fugue" (New York Time). Presented here is "a great slob of a man in violent revolt… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by Toole, John Kennedy

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second hand - Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
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First Edition
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Hardcover
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London: Allen Lane. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. Pale yellow cloth with gilt lettering. Bottom corners nudged. Small discolored spot to spine...seems a common defect. Bottom textblock edge a bit wavy which also seems common to this book. Unclipped jacket in mylar mildly toned to spine else fine. A tight, square unmarked copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .
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A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES  Custom Clamshell Case

A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES Custom Clamshell Case

by Toole, John Kennedy

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second hand - FEATURECLAMSHELL
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1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case
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Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. No Binding. FEATURECLAMSHELL/First Edition Clamshell Case. Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1st Edition Clamshell Collector's Case. No Binding. Pulitzer Winning Book- Custom Clamshell Case. No Binding. First Edition Clamshell Case. Beautiful Custom Leather Clamshell first edition.....
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A Confederacy of Dunces  [Second Printing]
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A Confederacy of Dunces [Second Printing]

by Toole, John Kennedy; Percy, Walker (Foreword)

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second hand - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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0807106577
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Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. 1980 at title page and copyright page. Stated second printing. Light beige w/hint of green full cloth boards, black stylized spine titles, light shelf wear. Pages near fine; no writing. Light olive w/a hint of mustard endpapers. Bind fine, square. Scarce sharp second printing. Sadly, the author, John Kennedy Toole, took his own life at 32, after facing consistent rejection from nearly every American publisher. Toole's mother, finally was able to have her son's work posthumously published; and, as fate would have it, the satirical novel won the Pulitzer Prize. "A masterwork of comedy... pungent slapstick, sature and intellectual incongruities... make for a grand comic fugue" (New York Time). Presented here is "a great slob of a man in violent revolt against the entire twentieth century!" This book's unusual path to success began in 1976 when John Kennedy Toole's mother Thelma, using… Read more
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A Confederacy of Dunces

by John Kennedy Toole

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second hand - Fine
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FIRST
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Hardcover
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9780807106570
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PASADENA, California
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Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Book. Fine. Hardcover. FIRST. A NEAR FINE FIRST EDITION THIRD PRINTING IN FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET PRICE CLIPPED.
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