FIRST PRINTING. Tom Wolfe illustrations, Wolfe draws like he writes (witty, every word/line a gem). Mauve Gloves is where Wolfe named the 70's the Me Decade and gave us "Wonks"; Book is Good, clean, no page creases, spine unbroken though cocked forward, pages intact/tight, edges show age foxing; DJ is VG just shows slight edge bumps and ageing at fr. side edge, colors stilll bright. Please see SCAN at noirtownbookshop.
Very good in very good dust jacket. protected in mylar cover. some dirt and staining to edged of pages, 3/8 inch closed tear on dust jacket, previous price and edition noted in pencil on ffep. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 243 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 1st ed, 1st printing, (the cover is yellow on this edition), not bc, not ex lib, not remaindered, not price clipped.
Wolfe, Tom. Very Good in Good jacket. Book. Inscribed by Author(s) Textblock is clean. Binding is tight. Black boards. Textblock top is "freckled." Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Jacket has minimal shelf wear. Some discoloration at top. Photograph of author on back.
Very Good in J Very Good jacket. 1st/1st, SIGNED. Flat signed by the author on the front, free endpaper. This likely unread book is foxing along the edges of its text block and bears some very light shelf wear. Its price clipped, Brodart protected dustjacket bears a trace of shelf and edge wear and has toned lightly with age, but the book otherwise appears nearly as good as new. It's tight, square and solidly bound--you're bound to treasure this splendid book! ! ! Signed: I Inscribed by Author(s)
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. SIGNED on half title page by Tom Wolfe. First Printing stated, however there is no ISBN and no printed price on unclipped dustjacket, which indicates that this is a book club edition.; Tight, clean and crisp. A touch of very light shelf/edge wear to dustjacket, otherwise an excellent copy now protected in a new Mylar cover.; 8vo; Signed by Author.
Tom Wolfe. Good in Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author SIGNED by AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Book is in Good condition with black cloth boards and red/gold/purple lettering. Minor fading to extremities. Textblock has light foxing at fore edge and heavy foxing at top edge. Dustjacket is in Good condition with overall darkening. Front cover has sticker residue, slight spotting. Spine has small brown stain. Dj flap joints have nicking at bottom corners. Front/back dj flaps have darkening. Dj is wrapped in clear plastic. 243 pgs.
Wolfe, Tom. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Signed by Author NEAR FINE stated 1st printing in a NEAR FINE color pictorial dust jacket (price intact, two short closed tears). AUTHOR INSCRIBED: "For Gene! / with thanks for leading me through the media outer spaces of Chicago! / Tom Wolfe / December 3 1976" (with his usual flourish & filling the entire front free endpaper, in black ink). Archival dust jacket protector provided. The defects of note on the book are some minor sunning to the top cover edges and minor rubbing to the bottom corners and edges.
First edition. Very good with a slightly cocked spine, light fading at the bottom of the spine, in a very good, soiled dustwrapper with light edgewear. Signed by the author on a laid in first day of issue envelope with four 15 cent stamps commemorating architecture with a New York, NY cancellation stamp dated Oct. 9, 1980.
[0-374-20424-1] 1976, 1st Edition. () Very good in very good dust jacket. [x], 243pp. Octavo. Illustrated dust jacket over black cloth boards with titles in red, gold and purple to spine. Boards with light shelfwear. Unclipped dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Two small dampstains to verso of jacket not visible from recto. Top edge of textblock with a few stains, just extending into margin of last few pages, else a tight, clean copy. Gift inscription to recto of "Also by Tom Wolfe" page. Boldly signed by Wolfe with his characteristic flourish on the ffep. A book of essays documenting the 1970s as they happened, by the flamboyant journalist-cum-novelist. Wolfe also illustrated with book. Signed by him on the ffep.
Before Wolfe started writing those dreadful novels to fund his retirement, he was one of the founders of New Journalism and the most insightful commentator on the American scene in the Sixties and Seventies. This collection includes the essays in which he coined the terms "the Me Generation" and "the RIght Stuff" (the latter originaly referred to fighter pilots flying off aircraft carriers into Vietnam). Every college frshman should read "The Intelligent Coed's Guide to America", which puts for the thesis that AMerican academics have never been opressed, so they've had to invent opression to feel relevant. Favorite line: "Fascism is always descending on America, but it only lands in Europe.
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