Quintana & Friends [Signed & Inscribed]

Dunne, John Gregory


Cloth with dust-jacket, VG/VG, top edge has two small stains & some former damp is detected on underside of the jacket which is a bit chipped at top front cover, see image. This stated First American Edition with full number line is clothed in the British Weidenfeld & Nicolson dust-wrapper (!) with isbn printed as 0 297 77687; go figure. Either the Brits ran out of books or the Americans of dust-jackets. Nevertheless we have here a rare copy signed and inscribed on the half-title page — see our photo. Research has not determined the identity of the recipient or even the likely spelling of her last name. Dunne’s title for the book — also the opening essay — takes on a poignancy when we know that his & Joan Didion’s adopted daughter would succumb to an early death in 2005, two years after her father, all of this finding it’s way into Didion’s 2011 “Blue Nights.” This bookseller knew Quintana in college in the eighties.

Book Publisher: E.P. Dutton / Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Publication Place: New York City

Publication Date: 1978

ISBN: 9780525186755

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Weight 1 lbs