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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling With Dots

By Mailer, Norman





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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

MAILER, Norman

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. Fine. First edition. Quarter cloth and marbled papercovered boards. Fine. One of 400 copies, this copy is press marked as a "Presentation Copy" and is Inscribed by Mailer to editor Gordon Lish: "To Gordon for his enthusiasms. Cheers, Norman. April 1982." Lish provided the introductory matter for this essay on television, which takes the form of a long excerpt "out of a letter from Gordon Lish." An outstanding association.

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Price: $1,500.00


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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

Mailer, Norman

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. First edition, #78 of 100 deluxe copies SIGNED by Mailer. 102 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Publisher's full leather. Fine in fine slipcase. First edition, #78 of 100 deluxe copies SIGNED by Mailer. 102 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots: Herb Yellin's copy

Mailer, Norman

Northridge, CA, U.S.A.: Lord John Press, 1980. Limited DELUXE First Edition. Full Leather. Fine/No Jacket as Issued. A handsome Limited Deluxe Numbered First Edition, signed by Norman Mailer on the limitation page and numbered #15 of only 100 Deluxe editions bound in full black leather. It is also a presentation copy in that #15 traditionally was given by the author to the late Herb Yellin, the founder and publisher of Lord John Press. This volume is from his library. The book is beautifully bound in full black shiny leather with gold gilt titling. In fine unread condition. 102 pp. Enclosed in a brown cloth slipcase that is also in fine condition. A very special copy. More a short book than an essay, "Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling With Dots" is Norman Mailer s scathing and often brilliant take-down of television culture, penned for Esquire in the wake of Mailer s infamous altercation with Gore Vidal on The Dick Cavett Show. Here's what happened: At the December 15, 1971, taping of The Dick Cavett Show, with Janet Flanner and Gore Vidal, Mailer, annoyed with a less-than-stellar review by Vidal of Prisoner of Sex, apparently headbutted Vidal and traded insults with him backstage.[24] As the show began taping, a visibly belligerent Mailer, who admitted he had been drinking,[24] goaded Vidal and Cavett into trading insults with him on air and continually referred to his "greater intellect". He openly taunted and mocked Vidal (who responded in kind), finally earning the ire of Flanner, who announced during the discussion that she was "becoming very, very bored", telling Mailer "You act as if you're the only people here." As Cavett made jokes comparing Mailer's intellect to his ego, Mailer stated "Why don't you look at your question sheet and ask your question?", to which Cavett responded "Why don't you fold it five ways and put it where the moon don't shine?" A long laugh ensued, after which Mailer asked Cavett if he had come up with that line and Cavett replied "I have to tell you a quote from Tolstoy?". The headbutting and later on-air altercation was described by Mailer himself in his essay "Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots." "Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling With Dots" was originally published in Esquire, November 1977.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

MAILER, Norman

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. Fine. First edition, deluxe issue. Full morocco gilt. A trifle rubbed at the foot, still fine in slipcase. One of 100 numbered copies Signed by the author.

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OF A SMALL AND MODEST MALIGNANCY, WICKED AND BRISTLING WITH DOTS

Mailer, Norman

Northridge: Lord John Press, 1980. Publisher's gilt leatherette. First edition, deluxe issue. One of one hundred numbered copies (of 400) specially bound and signed by the author. Fine in rubbed and dust-marked publisher's cloth slipcase.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots: "Herb Yellin's copy"

Mailer, Norman

Northridge, CA, U.S.A.: Lord John Press, 1980. Limited Numbered First Edition. Decorative Cloth. No Jacket as Issued. A handsome Limited Numbered First Edition signed by the author on the limitation page in the back and numbered #15 of 300 limited First Editions. Published by Lord John Press; this book is from library of the late Lord John publisher, Herb Yellin. Herb Yellin's number was almost always #15 for the books he published, unless the book listed his name instead of a number, which many of the books did. In fine condition bound in quarter cloth and decorative paper boards. Enclosed in a matching brown cloth slipcase that has the lightest touches of wear. A nice copy.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

Mailer, Norman

Lord John Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Slipcase Condition: . Signed. Limited to 100 copies, of which this is # 86; SIGNED by Norman Mailer on the limitation page. Full leather and rag paper. The volume has three edge nicks and the pages have a chemical printing smell. The cloth slipcase is rubbed and ahs a few small spots.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

Mailer, Norman

Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo (23 cm), pp. 102. Limited signed edition (#215/300). Decorative paper boards with black quarter cloth, in brown cloth slipcase. Slipcase has a little rubbing on the bottom edge. An essay Mailer wrote after his infamous 1971 appearance on the Dick Cavett Show, in which he spars with Cavett and writers Gore Vidal and Janet Flanner.

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OF A SMALL AND MODEST MALIGNANCY, WICKED AND BRISTLING WITH DOTS

Mailer Norman

Northridge: Lord John Press, 1980. First Edition, One of 300 copies only, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR Tall 8vo, publisher’s original black linen over marbled paper boards, the spine lettered in gilt and the book housed in the original linen covered slipcase. (4), 102, colophon pp. A pristine copy, especially fine. FIRST EDITION. SIGNED BY MAILER AND LIMITED BY THE PUBLISHER.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

Mailer, Norman

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. First edition, no. 181 of 300 copies signed by Mailer. 102 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Quarter cloth and marbled boards. Fine in fine slipcase. First edition, no. 181 of 300 copies signed by Mailer. 102 pp. 1 vols. 8vo.

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OF A SMALL AND MODEST MALIGNANCY, WICKED AND BRISTLING WITH DOTS

MAILER, Norman

Northridge, CA: Lord John Press, 1980. Number 4 of only 300 numbered copies printed. Signed by Norman Mailer on the colophon page. Designed and printed by Grant Dahlstrom. Quarter black cloth with gilt title and marbled paper covered boards. In the publisher's brown cloth slipcase. Some light sunning to the spine else a bright and fine copy. . SIGNED. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling With Dots

Norman Mailer

Lord John Press, 1980-09. Hardcover. Good.

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling with Dots

MAILER Norman

Northridge, California: Lord John Press, 1980. original black cloth spine lettered in gilt over marlbed boards in browns, mustard endpapers. Fine. Quarto. One of 400 copies, signed by the author .

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Of a Small and Modest Malignancy, Wicked and Bristling With Dots

Mailer, Norman

Lord John Press, 1980-09-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Very Good, no dust jacket. Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding.

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Price: $54.98