The Unfortunates. A Novel.

Johnson (B.S.)

The Unfortunates. A Novel.

Description: FIRST EDITION, the 27 sections, together with the wrap-around band present and unbroken, the outer leaves faintly spotted (with a musty odour), 8vo, original box, faded in places (including to the back, as usual) and bubbling, the backstrip sometime reglued, a little soiling inside and out and musty overall, fair

Publication Details: Panther Books in association with Secker & Warburg, 1969

Notes: Inscribed by the author inside the lid of the box: `For Keith Botsford, towards a writers`co-operative, Bryan, 11/7/70`, and also signed B.S. Johnson to the same. The recipient was an ANglo-American novelist associated with Saul Bellow. Johnson's innovative novel eschews the fixity of a bound book in order to reflect the action of memory: as the instructions to the interior of the box-lid direct, 'Apart from the first and last sections (which are marked as such) the other twenty-five sections are intended to be read in random order'....more

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Price: £360

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1969

Stock Number: 68207

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