Lot 21
Walker Percy The Moviegoer 1961 1st of 1st book

Estimate: $700 - $1,000

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Walker PERCY (1916-1990). The Moviegoer. New York; Alfred A. Knopf, 1961. Octavo (8 x 5 ½ inches; 203 x 140mm). Pp. [i-xii; 1-]3-241[-242; i-ii]. Original red cloth-backed, grey paper-covered boards, blocked in black and gilt, dust-jacket (very slight discoloration to binding, chips to dust-jacket). First edition, first printing of the author’s first book. ‘First edition’ on the copyright page, first state of the dust jacket with price ‘$3.95’ and date code ‘0561’ at the foot of the front flap. A successful launch of a distinguished career: ‘The Moviegoer’ won the 1962 National Book Award for Fiction.

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