signed first edition Hardcover
(1970) · New York
by MARKSON, David
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, (1970). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. 8vo. Original black cloth. Jacket a bit chipped with a scuff to rear panel. Unclipped. Book slight sunning to edges. Else clean and sound. Very good plus in a very good jacket. INSCRIBED in year of publication by Markson to novelist Normal Mailer and his wife, the actress Beverly Bentley: "March 1970 / For Norman & Beverly Mailer / With all good wishes / David Markson."
Markson's fifth novel overall, but only his second "literary" one (which were preceded by three noirish pulps - conspicuously not listed under "Also by..."). Mailer and Markson ran in the same circles (among the Lion's Den crowd),and even slept with some of the same people (Alice Denham). An unusual association. (Inventory #: 24155)