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A Confederacy of Dunces
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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
ISBN 10
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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second hand - Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780807106570
ISBN 10
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. 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  [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
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780807106570
ISBN 10
0807106577
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Rapid River, Michigan
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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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