The Ginger Man

Donleavy, J.P.

£350.00

1st Edition
Soft cover

The Traveller’s Companion Series No.7. First edition, first impression, with ‘Special volume’ and the correct price of 1.500 Francs to the lower cover (crossed out/cancelled, but legible).Original light green printed wrappers. Slight crease to top corner of upper wrapper and shallow vertical line (almost invisible) to upper wrapper. A very good copy of Donleavy’s controversial first novel. *** First printing pf the author’s first book, one of the great picaresque novels of the century. Maurice Girodias’s Olympia Press published The Ginger Man after it had been rejected by 35 publishers. Donleavy and Girodias eventually fell out, Donleavy only winning back his novel after a protracted legal battle; he later exacted revenge by outbidding Girodias for ownership of the Olympia Press.

Book Details

AuthorDonleavy, J.P.
PublisherThe Olympia Press
Publisher PlaceParis
Publisher Year1955
Book ConditionNear Fine
Binding TypeSoft cover
Printing1st Printing
Edition1st Edition
LanguageEnglish