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Donleavy, J.P.
THE GINGER MAN. PARIS: OLYMPIA PRESS, [1955]
Estimate
1,0001,500
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86
Donleavy, J.P.
THE GINGER MAN. PARIS: OLYMPIA PRESS, [1955]
Estimate
1,0001,500
JUMP TO LOT

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Donleavy, J.P.
THE GINGER MAN. PARIS: OLYMPIA PRESS, [1955]
8vo, FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK, original pale green wrappers printed in white and black, original price of 1500 francs printed on lower cover, cloth chemise and morocco-backed cloth slipcase
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Catalogue Note

A FINE COPY of the true first edition of the author's most celebrated novel, originally turned down by mainstream publishers because of its perceived sexual content, and eventually published by Maurice Girodias in Paris as part of his racy "Traveller's Companion Series". Donleavy's subsequent efforts to rescue the novel from association with titles such as The Whip Angels and School for Sin, and his copyright battles with his publisher, are well-documented in his autobiography The History of the Ginger Man.

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