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Lucky Jim

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First American edition of Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, with advance review card laid in.

Octavo, 256pp. Brown cloth, title in white on spine. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, bookplate of Christopher Clark Geest on front pastedown endpaper, along with occasional pencil annotations. Small stain to front cover, light rubbing to corners, overall a very good example. Contains publisher’s “Book for Review” card laid in, stating release date as “January 26, 1954.” In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.50 retail price on front flap, a touch of sunning to spine, faint soiling to back cover, faint discoloration to middle of spine. A near fine example of an early dust jacket illustrated by Edward Gorey.

Kingsley Amis (1922-1995) was an English writer who, in 2008, The Times of London included on its list of “50 greatest British writers since 1945.” Lucky Jim is one of Amis’ best-known satirical comedies.Christopher Clark Geest, whose bookplate and annotations are in this copy, was a noted Virginia historian and bibliophile.

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Garden City


Doubleday & Company, Inc.


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Very Good

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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