Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 8vo-22 x 13.5 cm.; 182 pp. Unadorned flat black wrappers over the text block with a brick red dust jacket with black lettering. First edition as per the copyright page. The black wrappers have a small yap of 1-2 mm. Four light pen strokes across the head edge of the text block indicating the remainder status. The book shows some light wear to the cover edges, otherwise tight and clean. The dust jacket is faded on the spine, has mild wear on the head edge and has an old price sticker on the front flap. From the back cover: "Hilarious and bawdy, "The Service" gives new dimensions to the satiric portrayal of the little man overwhelmed by uncaring technocracy..."; Remainder.
Very Good in Very Good-dust jacket. 0889101167. A tight solid book, DJ in Mylar. Book has plain black card covers with no printing.; Dust jacket lightly chipped, bottom fore corner bumped, short tear in DJ top of spine with attendant creasing, DJ spine faded; Trade PB; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 182 pages; "Hilarious and bawdy, 'The Service' gives new di, emsions to the satiric portrayal of the little man overwhelmed by uncaring technology, & to the little man's shrink, guru, or master. While its characters are as small as those of Barth's The End of the Road, their fantasies are large-and boldly erotic." Jacket blurb. This is Quarrington's first novel.
Near Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. First edition of author's first book w/ printed paper dustjacket. Fine w/ only small staing to outer text body; DJ is Fine w/ slight stain to reverse of lower front panel & small stain to rear panel.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ jacket. Book. Signed by Author(s) Signed by Paul Quarrington on the title page with no inscription; French flaps edition; one small tear in the dust jacket at top of spine; otherwise a solid, clean copy in collectable condition.
Fine in Fine jacket. 8vo. Signed by Author. 182 pp. One of 50 (although the actual number is closer to 25) numbered copies signed by the author, this being number 24. Bound by hand in handprinted boards with cloth corners. This hardcover issue of the author's first book was handbound from original sheets by Will Rueter at The Aliquando Press, and signed by the author in the Spring of 1994. The sewn signatures of the original trade paperback were recovered during the relocation of The Coach House warehouse in the summer of 1989. They have been bound and reissued by the Small Press Resource Centre under the guidance of Nick Drumbolis, that fine Toronto bookseller. Upper spine is slightly cocked, else a mint copy in original acetate jacket. Rare.
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