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CAR [Inscribed First Edition]

200.00
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CAR [Inscribed First Edition]

200.00

An excellent inscribed copy of Crews' heavy-handed novel on American consumerism and popular obsession with the automobile, which chronicles an attempt, by the male progeny of junkyard owners, to eat the entirety of a 1971 Ford Maverick, half-an-ounce at a time. An attractive first of one of our favorites, with a bold, allusive inscription.

CREWS, Harry. CAR. New York: William and Morrow, (1972). 8vo. 152pp. Black quarter cloth. Blue paper over boards. Title ink to spine in blue and orange inks. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped ($5.95). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO HALF-TITLE PAGE: "For Leigh: / Read this is good / health and with a full / stomach / Best / Harry Crews." White portions of jacket mildly toned. Small instances of creasing to interior jacket flaps, trace handling wear about dark ink to front panel illustration. Internally bright, sound, and unmarked (apart from author signature). About near fine in a very good-plus jacket.

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An excellent inscribed copy of Crews' heavy-handed novel on American consumerism and popular obsession with the automobile, which chronicles an attempt, by the male progeny of junkyard owners, to eat the entirety of a 1971 Ford Maverick, half-an-ounce at a time. An attractive first of one of our favorites, with a bold, allusive inscription.

CREWS, Harry. CAR. New York: William and Morrow, (1972). 8vo. 152pp. Black quarter cloth. Blue paper over boards. Title ink to spine in blue and orange inks. In original illustrated dust jacket. Unclipped ($5.95). INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR TO HALF-TITLE PAGE: "For Leigh: / Read this is good / health and with a full / stomach / Best / Harry Crews." White portions of jacket mildly toned. Small instances of creasing to interior jacket flaps, trace handling wear about dark ink to front panel illustration. Internally bright, sound, and unmarked (apart from author signature). About near fine in a very good-plus jacket.