The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]. J. P. Donleavy.
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]
The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]

The Saddest Summer of Samuel S. [SIGNED]

New York: Delacorte, 1966. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. A Very Good + to Near Fine copy in the Publisher's original orange cloth (slight bumps to the leading board corners and modest wear to the spine ends), in a Very Good dust jacket with some minor chipping, some tiny edge tears, a short tear to the lower front panel where it meets the flap fold, and a longer tear to the rear panel with a tape repair to the rear panel's verso. The book received excellent reviews with the New York Times describing it as "“Zany…comic…brilliant”, The National Observer called it "Donleavy’s best work since The Ginger Man”, and TIME magazine stated: "In this short novel J.P. Donleavy writes of the tiny battle waged for survival of the spirit in bedrooms and hearts the world over. Samuel S, hero of lonely principles, holds out in his bereft lighthouse in Vienna. Abigail, an American college girl on the prowl In Europe, drawn by the beacon of this strange out-post, seeks in her own emancipation the seduction of Samuel S, the last of the world’s solemn failures. Samuel S is the liveliest of loonies.” This copy has been placed, dated, and signed on the front free endpaper by J. P. Donleavy as follows: "Levington Park / Mullingar / 24 Jan 1994 // J. P. Donleavy". The book contains a letter on Levington Park, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Ireland headed stationary (Donleavy's home in Ireland) enclosing the signed book, signed by Jacqueline Killard as Donleavy's secretary, and dated 26 January 1994. Also loosely laid in are the canceled Irish stamps used on the parcel in which the book was sent from Ireland to the prior owner. SIGNED COPIES OF THIS NOTABLE J. P. DONLEAVY WORK ARE SCARCE AND SIGNED COPIES OF THE FIRST EDITION ARE SCARCER STILL. QUITE SCARCE. Very good + / very good. Item #3023

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