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The Ginger Man

By Donleavy, J P




Feckless, unwashed, charming, penurious Sebastian Balfe Dangerfield, Trinity College Law student, Irish American with an English Accent, maroon in the ould country and dreaming of dollars and ready women, stumbles from the public house to the pawnbrokers, murmuring delusive enticements in the ear of any girl who'll listen, in delirious search of freedom, wealth, and the recognition he feels is his due. Lyrical and ribald, illuminating, poignant and hugely entertaining, The Ginger Man is a work of authentic comic genius.


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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Signed by the author on the half-title page with the last words written of this novel, "God's mercy on the wild [The Ginger Man] J.P. Donleavy." Name stamp to the front free endpaper, otherwise a near fine example. Introduction by Arland Ussher. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Introduction by Arland Ussher. Housed in a custom leather box. A very sharp example. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P.

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Inscribed and dated by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with light toning to the spine. Introduction by Arland Ussher. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First edition, first issue with the words, Special Volume, Francs: 1.500 to the rear panel. Small octavo, original green wrappers as issued. Boldly signed by J.P. Donleavy on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. Introduction by Arland Ussher. A nice example. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, [1955]. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Housed in a custom green cloth folding chemise within green half morocco slipcase, spine lettered in gilt. Very light creasing to spine and at head of rear cover, else a fine copy. First edition, first printing (priced 1,500 francs on rear cover), of Donleavy's first novel. Published in the same year as the most famous of all Olympia publications, Nabokov's Lolita, Donleavy's debut novel was issued, to the author's horror, as a pornographic novel in the Traveller's Companion Series. Donleavy went to considerable effort to rescue the novel from association with other works in the series, well-documented in his autobiography The History of the Ginger Man.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, [1955]. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers printed in black. Some mild foxing to edges but internally fresh, overall an excellent copy. First edition, first impression. Published in the same year as the most famous of all Olympia publications, Nabokov's Lolita, Donleavy's debut novel was issued, to the author's horror, as a pornographic novel (designated "special volume") in The Traveller's Companion Series, with fellow titles such as School for Sin, White Thighs, The Whip Angels, and Rape advertised at the back.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

London: Neville Spearman, , 1956. With an Introduction by Arland Ussher. Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to spine in gilt. With the dust jacket. Tiny split to head of spine; a very good copy in the jacket with slightly faded spine, light wear to spine ends, and a few marks to rear panel. First UK edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "J. P. Donleavy, Washington D.C. March 1994."

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The Ginger Man

DONLEAVY, J.P.

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. 8vo, pp. 353. Original green stiff card wrappers, lettered in black to panels and spine. Very light indentations to rear panel (see below), otherwise an absolutely fine, unread copy. First edition, first issue of the author's first novel, without the green border to title page, and with the earlier price ('Francs: 1.500') to rear panel. The Ginger Man had been rejected by upwards of thirty publishers on the grounds of obscenity before finding a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press, for whom its obscenity was its chief appeal. Donleavy was delighted to have found a publisher, and delighted to have found one who had recently published work by Beckett, Bataille and Genet. He was less delighted when The Ginger Man appeared in 1955, on a list including books called White Thighs, The Whip Angels, and The Sexual Life Of Robinson Crusoe -- all of which were advertised in the back of his book. Massive litigation and counter-litigation followed, conducted in a number of countries and over two decades, and when the dust finally settled not only had Donleavy won the rights to his book back, but he also owned the Olympia Press. All of which sometimes overshadows the fact that The Ginger Man is the brilliant debut of a major talent which, in 1998, was voted by the Modern Library one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. At some point in its life this copy found itself at the bottom of a pile of books held together by two elastic bands, which has left a very, very light pair of indentations to the rear panel. This indignity aside the book is in superlative condition, absolutely fine and unread. Kearney: 7.7.1

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

The Olympia Press, Paris 1955. 1st ed., first printing. 8vo. No. 7 in the Traveller's Companion series. A near fine copy in very clean and bright wraps, now showing a little creasing to the spine. Kearney & Carroll 5.7.1

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. The true First Edition of Donleavy's classic novel (although J.P. would dispute that). Bawdy, but far from pornagraphic, its publication in the (in)famous Traveler's Companion series led to some 40 years of litigation. Ultimately Donleavy won, and actually wound up owning the Olympia Press. This copy is Very Good Plus to Near Fine. The green wrappers are still bright and it presents only minor issues: lightly rubbed and creased on the spine; small dampstain on the FFE. Parisian bookseller's sticker on inside front cover. Clean text; 353 pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket.

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THE GINGER MAN

Donleavy, J.P.

Paris: Olympia Press/Traveller's Companion Series No.7, 1955. Printed wrappers. Minor rubbing at tips, small nick at tip of lower joint, otherwise a near fine copy. First edition of the author's first book. Selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best 20th Century Novels in English. KEARNEY (1987) 82. KEARNEY & CARROLL 5.7.1.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, [1955]. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers, spine and front wrapper lettered black. Wrappers rubbed, one tip lightly creased, short closed tear to foot of spine, internally fine. An excellent copy. First edition, first impression, of Donleavy's first novel, a debauched comedy following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

Olympia Press, Paris, 1955 A beautiful copy of the true first edition of The Ginger Man. No.7 in the Traveller's Companion Series of Olympia Press, Paris. Green printed wraps, "Special volume / Francs: 1.500" printed at bottom rear cover, 353 pp. + 1 advertising page. Fine (as new, except for a few minute foci of foxing, edges of book block; no reading crease, spine; unmarked and crisp; covers pristine). An exceptional copy. (1722RO068). 1st Edition. Soft cover. Fine.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. First Edition . Wrappers. Near Fine/None Issued. 8vo. A fine copy of this legendary work with the first isue 1.500 price to rear cover. Aside from some very light rubbing to outer edges a fine copy.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1958. Octavo. Original olive boards, printed paper labels to spine and front board, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. An excellent copy. Second edition, revised with the restoration of much material that had been cut from the first edition. Inscribed by the author on the half title, " Washington D. C. March 1994-J. P. Donleavy.

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The Ginger Man

DONLEAVY, J.P

Paris: Olympia, 1955. Small 8vo, pp.353. Original green stiff paper wrappers, lettered in black to panels and spine. Light edgewear, corners and spine ends a little worn, small pencilled ?price to front panel alongside author's name. About very good plus. First edition of the author's first novel. The Ginger Man had been rejected by upwards of thirty publishers on the grounds of obscenity before finding a home in Paris with Maurice Girodias' Olympia Press, for whom its obscenity was its chief appeal. Donleavy was delighted to have found a publisher, and delighted to have found one who had recently published work by Beckett, Bataille and Genet. He was less delighted when The Ginger Man appeared in 1955, on a list including books called White Thighs, The Whip Angels, and The Sexual Life Of Robinson Crusoe -- all of which were advertised in the back of his book. Massive litigation and counter-litigation followed, conducted in a number of countries and over two decades, and when the dust finally settled not only had Donleavy won the rights to his book back, but he also owned the Olympia Press. All of which sometimes overshadows the fact that The Ginger Man is the brilliant debut of a major talent which, in 1998, was voted by the Modern Library one of the 100 best novels of the twentieth century. Kearney: 5.7.1

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P

New York: McDowell, Obelensky, 1958. First American edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half-title page, "J.P. Donleavy Washington D.C. March 1994." Fine in a near fine dust jacket. A bright example. The New York Times said, "There are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J. P.

McDowell, Obolensky; New York; 1958. First American edition (first thus).  SIGNED by Donleavy on the half-title page:  "The Ginger Man / Houston / 15 April 1994 / (signature)."  The Ginger Man is a pub in the Rice University Village in Houston.  Laid into the book is a color photo of a gray-haired and gray-bearded Donleavy (in contrast to his photo as a young man on the back flap of the dustcover) with a table full of drinks in front of him and a beautiful young woman in a tight, short red dress next to him.  Black cloth-covered boards, gilt spine lettering, blind stamped decoration on front cover (matching that on the dustcover front), 8 3/8 x 5 5/8 inches, 327 pp.  Book very good (fading of black cloth over spine due to sunning through the dustcover; modest sunning and a small stain, top edge; 1/8 inch focus of edgewear with erosion of cloth, bottom edge, front board at tip). Dustcover very good (modest edgewear with small chips, top and bottom edges, mostly at spine ends and ends of rear flap fold; 1/2 inch closed tear, bottom edge, rear, near flap fold; moderate sunning, spine).  Defects necessarily described in detail, but both book and dustcover are still very attractive. (3214030). Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, [1955]. Octavo. Original green and white wrappers, spine and front wrapper lettered black. Spine gently rolled, small tear to foot of spine panel, wrappers a little creased and rubbed, mark to fore edge, lower tip creased. A very good copy. First edition, first impression, of Donleavy's first novel, a debauched comedy following the misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield.

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THE GINGER MAN

Donleavy, J.P.

Paris: Olympia Press, 1955. First Edition. Small Octavo; VG/no jacket as issued; Green and white spine with black lettering; Minor wear to wraps, some bumping to the corners, crease on rear; Binding sturdy, light toning; No. 7 of Olympia Press's Traveller's Companion series. Original "Special Volume" and "Francs: 1500" on lower rear; 353 pages. SHELVED Case 2. Driggers consign. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.

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The Ginger Man - SIGNED by the Author

Donleavy, J P

Neville Spearman, 1956. Hardcover. Very Good. A first edition, first printing published by Neville Spearman in 1956. A very good book SIGNED by J P Donleavy and dated March 6th 1957 to the front endpaper. In a very good unclipped wrapper with a split to the spine and rear panel. Some light loss to the spine tips and some wear to the corners.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

Olympia Press, Paris 1958. Second ed., first printing. 8vo. A very near fine copy in the publisher's linen-finish green boards with paper labels to the upper board and spine and in a very near fine unclipped second state dustwrapper with the cancel flaps. Kearney & Carroll 5.7.2

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Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

Astor-Honor Inc, 1958-06-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Ginger Man.

Donleavy, J.P

New York: Delacorte, 1965. First American edition of the complete and unexpurgated edition of the author's first book. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the half title page, "J.P. Donleavy Washington D.C. March 1994." Fine in a very good dust jacket with some fading to spine and some wear to the crown. The New York Times said "[t]here are a few novelists who are writing out of a sense of what the contemporary world is all about. The best of them is J. P. Donleavy," and the Scientific American called it "one of the books which reveals their quality from the first line. On every page there is that immediacy all good writing has." The Modern Library named The Ginger Man one of the 100 Best Novels of the Twentieth Century in 1998, and it has sold 45 million copies world-wide. Consequently, it has never been out of print, and it has been made into several theater and film adaptations.

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The Ginger Man.

DONLEAVY, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press,, 1958. Octavo. Original olive boards, printed paper labels to spine and front board, red endpapers. With the dust jacket. Board edges very slightly faded, internally fine; an excellent copy in the bright jacket with a few nicks to extremities. Second edition, revised with the restoration of much material that had been expurgated from the first edition.

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The Ginger Man

J.P. Donleavy

New York: Seymour Lawrence, 1965. FIrst complete and unexpurgated USA Edition. Near Fine book with light edgewear and foxing in a near fine Dust Jacket with slight edge wear. Jacket price $5.75 intact. Signed and dated "Austin Texas 1976" on the half title page , by the author. The Ginger Man was originally published by The Olympia Press in Paris 1955, and then in expurgated form in 1956 in England and 1958 in the U.S.A. The first unexpurgated edition appeared in England in 1963. This is the first Unexpurgated USA edition. . Signed by Author. First Edition.

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THE GINGER MAN Signed 1st Franklin Library

Donleavy, J. P.

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; Signed Limited First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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THE GINGER MAN Signed 1st Franklin Library

J. P. Donleavy

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1978. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. Leather bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; Signed by J. P. Donleavy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P

London: Neville Spearman, 1957. Hard cover with blue boards has gold lettering to spine. Boards are lightly soiled. Pages and text are clean and bright. Endpapers have light soiling in line with dust jacket's folds. Dust jacket has light edgewear with a small dime-sized nibble missing from top of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped. Jacket is protected in a mylar cover.. Second Impression. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

London: Neville Spearman, 1956. Donleavy's iconic scamp has certainly entered the Irish Pantheon by now; the book has never been out of print, and seems to attract a new crop of youthful readers with every year; in that sense, it is on a par with Holden Caulfield. This is a Near Fine copy of the First English Edition, published to rival the Olympia Press edition that came out in Paris the previous year. (Donleavy sued Olympia over the course of several decades, and wound up owning it.) In the experience of Quercus, this is the most difficult of the various editions to procure. Bright turquoise cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 292 pages. The dustwrapper shows some edgewear, with chips at the head and foot of the spine along the crease. In an archival plastic protecot. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First UK Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

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The Ginger Man: A Play

DONLEAVY, J.P.

New York: Random, 1961. Near Fine/Near Fine. With an introduction "What They Did in Dublin" by the author. Fine in price-clipped, else fine dustwrapper. A play adapted by the author from his own novel. Laid in is a postcard addressed to actress Marian Seldes from "Emmie": "I do want tonight to acknowledge you the star you are." Seldes won an Obie Award for her role as Miss Frost in the 1963 Off-Broadway performance of the play.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. Irish-American author Donleavy's picaresque rogue Sebastian Dangerfield has entered the canon of the best literature of the 20th Century. A high spot indeed; and Donleavy's own literary adventures are themselves quite fascinating. This is the First American Edition (stated First Printing), "Revised" from the issues by Olympia Press and Neville Spearman, but not yet the text Donleavy wanted. Very close to a Fine copy; the red topstain is a bit faded, but the text is clean and fresh and the black cloth binding is unmarked by any defect. The famous red dustjacket was designed by Alfred Manso, and his design is also blindstamped on the cover. Also in Near Fine condition. The red color is still bright, with hardly any fading on the spine; tiny bit of edgewear. Really one of the best copies seen recently. In an archival plastic protector.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Ginger Man; (Paris Edition)

Donleavy, J. P.

Paris: The Olympia Press / The Traveller's Companion Series, 1958. Paris Edition. Cloth. Very Fine/Very Fine. 12mo (7 1/4" x 4 7/8"), gray buckram with black labels & gold lettering on spine and front cover, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), red endpapers, [382] pages. A HIGH SPOT in near FLAWLESS CONDITION internally & externally with a pristine, colorful jacket. The novel is set in Dublin during 1947. It deals with the drunken and sexual encounters of a married law student attending Trinity college, who is married and has a daughter. The sexually explicit quasi-autobiographical novel was immediately banned in Ireland and America due to supposed "obscenity." Nevertheless, Irish-American author Donleavy's humorous rogue Sebastian Dangerfield has joined the canon of the best 20th century literature. It also has become a cult classic selling millions of copies. The first edition was publshed in Paris during 1955 by Maurice Girodias's Olympia Press under its "Traveller's Companion" imprint, which had become infamous for publishing works deemed "pornographic." The Traveller's Companion" edition appeared in green wrappers and small 12mo size. Donleavy, who had understood that Olympia Press would use its regular book imprint, felt betrayed and outraged! The edition we offer is a brilliant cloth version of the original Parisian "Traveller's Companion Series." In his 1994 autobiography, The History of The Ginger Man, Donleavy said, "I smashed my fist upon its green cover format, published as it was in the pseudonymous and pornographic Traveller's Companion Series, and I declared aloud, 'If it's the last thing I ever do, I will avenge this book.'" The first British edition was published in London by Neville Spearman the following year in 1956 to cope with the now infamous Olympia Press "Traveller's Companion" edition. Because of its success, a second impression of the Spearman edition appeared in 1957. The first American "Revised Edition" was published by McDowell-Obolensky in 1958. It used Olympia Press sheets and was "revised" to avoid censorship. Years later--after many lawsuits--when Olympia Press had become bankrupt, and Girodias proved unable to continuing bidding during an auction for his defunct press, Donleavy's wife was finally able to buy Olympia and all attendant rights to her husband's own work! The Ginger Man was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library in 1998. Donleavy, born 1926, who died in September of 2017 at age 91, also wrote The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B, The Onion Eaters, A Singular Man, and The Lady Who Liked Clean Rest Rooms. He was also an accomplished artist.

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The Ginger Man (signed copy)

J P Donleavy

London: Neville Spearman, 1956. First UK Edition 1st Printing. Original Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 19 x 13 Cms (7.5" x 5"). PUBLISHING DETAILS: A signed, first UK printing of J P Donleavy's first novel, in its original dustjacket, published by Neville Spearman of London in 1956. 292 pages. Size: 19 x 13 cms (7.5" x 5"). Weight: 378g (0.8 pounds). CONDITION: I would rate the book and dustjacket as very good. The book's original light blue cloth covers are clean, bright and sound, with slight spine lean. The binding is tight and secure throughout. The text is clean, bright and free from foxing. The endpapers are free from labels and there is an owner's name inscribed on the front pastedown. J P Donleavy has signed a book plate in his characteristic red ink and this is affixed opposite the title page (see photos). The unclipped dustjacket is clean, save for a small mark on the back (see photos) and is entire, though with wear to the top and tail of the spine and the corners. It is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. All in all, a sound example of a signed first edition of this collectible classic. THE NOVEL: This is the first edition published in Britain, following that of the Paris company Olympia Press, who published it under their pornography imprint - which infuriated Donleavy when he found out. The novel is a 'terra incognita' of sexual encounters in late 1940s Dublin is mapped in the often racy misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a student of law at Trinity College, who lives in Dublin with his English wife and infant daughter. Dangerfield, an American Protestant of Irish descent, is commonly believed to be a fictional version of the author, or perhaps more broadly, a composite of Donleavy and his contemporaries at Trinity. The Ginger Man has sold 45 million copies world-wide and has never been out of print. It was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library in 1998. CONTEMPORARY REVIEWS: 'What really makes The Ginger Man a vital work is the fact that it both reflects and comments dramatically on the absurdities of an age clinging to values in which it simply cannot believe and unable to summon up the courage to find out what its moral convictions really are.' - The New York Times. 'The Ginger Man still reads well today, once one becomes accustomed to its headlong rush of style, its frequent verbless sentences, the switch of tenses and the manic swing between first and third persons as it lunges to catch the protagonist's babbling thoughts [.] In other places, the prose hops along alliteratively, with hints of Joyce and Dylan Thomas.' - The Guardian.

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The Ginger Man.

J.P.DONLEAVY.

The Olympia Press, 'The Traveller's Companion' series, Paris, 1958. The first (partly unexpurgated) hardback edition. 8vo. 382pp. Green boards with inset spine and title labels and vibrant red endpapers. Very good indeed in very good non-price-clipped dust wrapper with replaced paper flaps, as called for.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

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The Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

1970-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

London: Neville Spearman, 1957. First British Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First British edition. 292 p. Very Good+ in Very Good unclipped dust jacket. Foxing to edges, lightly bumped corners. Jacket chipped at head, worn at tips and a bit worn, stain and rubbing on back panel. A nice copy.

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The Ginger Man: the Sixtieth Anniversary Edition.

Donleavy, J. P. (Text) Depp, Johnny. (Foreword)

Dublin: The Lilliput Press.. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2015. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 978-1-8435-1-642-2 . First trade edition. SIGNED by J. P. Donleavy on half-title page. Fine in fine dust jacket. Slated to be produced as a film by actor Johnny Depp. (GC) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 372 pages .

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Ginger Man

Donleavy, J P

Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1990-01-01. Paperback. Used:Good.

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Ginger Man

Donleavy, J. P.

McDowell Obolensky. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1958. Revised Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Book has no defects, appears unread. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Dust jacket has small chips to head and foot of spine, one-inch tear and associated crease to bottom edge of back panel, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. . Classic tale in the style of "a mixture of Henry Miller and James Joyce" (jacket blurb). This is the first printing of the Revised edition, stated. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 327 pages. U2 .

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The Ginger Man

DONLEAVY, J. P

Paris: Olympia Press, [1960]. Reprint of this title originally published as a Paperback Original by Olympia Press five years earlier as part of their famed Traveler's Companion series. Signed by Donleavy. The author's first book. Barely perceptible foxing to top edge, corner crease to back cover, else a fine, unread copy. This "mosaic" edition with multi-colored stained glass cover design is scarce, more so signed.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. This is a Near Fine copy, the Second Printing (Stated) of the "Revised Edition" of Donleavy's classic first novel. It was originally published in Paris by Olympia Press (with whom Donleavy contended legally for many years until his ultimate triumph). Although this is the First American Edition, it was edited to avoid censorship problems. Today it is hard to credit that this great work of literature should have been deemed obscene in any way. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 327 pages. The dustjacket, an attractive design by Alfred Manso, is Very Good Plus: unclipped but showing some edgewear along the margins, mainly head of the spine, where there is a 1/4" chip. The red colour, which is prone to fading, is still quite bright. A very respectable copy of this classic tale. In an archival plastic protector.l. Later Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J. P.

London: Neville Spearman. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1956. 1st UK. Hardcover. DJ chipped with short tears, book corners lightly bumped, a couple of small spots on front board; Blue cloth covered boards with black title on spine. DJ in Mylar ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 292 pages; Introduction by Arland Ussher. This is Donleavy's first novel, this edition follows the Olympia Press edition by one year. It follows the often racy misadventures of Sebastian Dangerfield, a young American living in Dublin with his English wife and infant daughter and studying law at Trinity College. .

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THE GINGER MAN

DONLEAVY J.P.

Neville Spearman, 1956. 1st edn. 8vo. Original gilt lettered turquoise cloth (a little bumped and faded at tail of spine - otherwise near Fine), dustwrapper (small nicks and creases at edges - in protective wrapper, not price clipped). Pp. xi + 292 (no inscriptions).

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Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

2004-03-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

New York: The Ophelia Press, Inc., 1968. One of the quirkier editions of Donleavy's famous novel: basically a reprint of the First Edition issued by the Olympia Press, the erotica publisher with whom Donleavy was in litigation for decades (he eventually won). First Edition Thus - "especially designed and bound for members of The Olympia Book Society." A surprisingly uncommon book among Donleavy's works. Dark blue cloth binding, with fancy gilt decorations and titling on the spine and front cover. Clean text; 274 pages. Just some hints of rub at margins. No dustjacket.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

New York: McDowell, Obolensky, 1958. This is a Fine copy, the Second Printing (Stated) of the "Revised Edition" of Donleavy's classic first novel. It was originally published in Paris by Olympia Press (with whom Donleavy contended legally for many years until his ultimate triumph). Although this is the First American Edition, it was edited to avoid censorship problems. Today it is hard to credit that this great work of literature should have been deemed obscene in any way. Black cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. Clean text; 327 pages. The dustjacket, an attractive design by Alfred Manso, is Very Good: unclipped but showing some edgewear along the top edges, with some creasing and chipping, and the spine has faded. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Later Printing.. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good.

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The Ginger Man (Paris Edition) (Traveller's Companion Series)

J. P. Donleavy

Paris: Olympia Press, (1958). Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. [382] pages. Includes text cut from the original 1955 version. Light toning to cloth edges and small scratch to spine label thus near fine; in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket front and rear flaps are cancels -- printed material fixed to the original jacket -- as issued by the publisher.

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The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J P

Transworld, 1963. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has soft covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. , 300grams, ISBN:

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The Ginger Man

J. P. Donleavy

2014-09-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Price: $113.97