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1 Kennedy, William Ironweed
New York, New York, U.S.A. Viking Press 1983 0670401765 / 9780670401765 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover 
Very Good+ in a Near Fine dustjacket. Black and gray boards. The spine is stamped in silver. Octavo. 227pps. The board-edges are mildly rubbed and there is dustspotting, faint, to the closed page-edges and endpapers. Otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. No previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of crinkling at the tips and a crease in the rear flap; the original price (14.75) is intact. A nice, collector's-quality copy of this highly-regarded novel, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

"By 1938, Francis Phelan, whose gift of gab has always broken his fall, is a stumblebum, sleeping in missions and hobo jungles, and picking up day labor as a gravedigger, an occupation that draws him back to an Albany frozen in memory. Francis and Helen, his faithful co-conspirator in survival, shuffle their ragtag way along the wetly shimmering streets of their big little town. Destiny is not their business."

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Price: 200.00 USD
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2 Kennedy, William Roscoe
New York, NY, U.S.A. Viking Penguin 2002 0-670-03029-5 / 9780670030293 First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by the Author
Fine in a Fine dustjacket. Brown boards with a black, gilt-stamped backstrip. 293pps. A flawless collector's-quality copy: clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. Yet to be read. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, is as new; the original price is intact. SIGNED and dated (2/10/02) by the author -- without further inscription -- on the title-page.

"...The first novel from William Kennedy in more than five years and universally acclaimed as his most powerful work since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ironweed, Roscoe shows Kennedy at his very best. It's V-J Day, the war is over, and Roscoe Conway, after twenty-six years as the second in command of Albany's notorious political machine, decides to quit politics forever. But there's no way out, and only his Machiavellian imagination can help him cope with the erupting disasters. Every step leads back to the past -- to the early loss of his true love, the takeover of city hall, the machine's fight with FDR and Al Smith to elect a governor, and the methodical assassination of gangster Jack 'Legs' Diamond..."

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3 Kennedy, William The Ink Truck
New York The Dial Press 1969 First Edition, First Printing Cloth 
Fine in a Very Good+ dustjacket. Bound in full black cloth. The spine is stamped in gilt. Octavo. 278pps. Stated first printing. There is mild bumping to the spine-ends, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. All tips are sharp. The text is immaculate; absolutely no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket, glossy in a mylar sleeve, has touches of rubbing, shallow chipping at the spine-ends, and a small, fully closed tear at the top of the front panel; the original price is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy of the author's first novel. Kennedy went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for 'Ironweed,' the third book in his Albany cycle. ".Ostensibly (and very, but only, ostensibly), this novel is about a newspaper strike in a medium-sized American city -- a strike of such long and futile duration that were the striking guildsmen to accept the latest offer of the paper's management they would be worse off than they were originally. The principal figure in this lusty, metaphysical comedy is Bailey, columnist of diminishing effect, buffoon of escalating proportions, cryptic aphorist, and chief antagonist of Stanley, the company's lawer-negotiator. The most animated of a handful of guild diehards, Bailey is determined to inflict just one significant defeat on the enemy. He concocts a scheme to bleed the paper's ink truck of its viscous cargo before the vehicle has reached the plant, fails in his attempt, and out of frustration sets fire to a shack housing a group of gypsies who have been employed as company thugs. The resulting immolation of the gypsy queen starts Bailey on a wild, circular journey that careens from the real to the surreal, from bizarre life to sensational fantasy -- above ground where the gypsies seek vengeance and below, in the subterranean stacks of the city library, where Bailey nearly loses himself in recorded, and unrecorded, history." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books. To assist with your decision, photos can be emailed upon request. 
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