“FAME REQUIRES EVERY KIND OF EXCESS”: FIRST EDITION OF GREAT JONES STREET, INSCRIBED BY DELILLO
DELILLO, Don. Great Jones Street. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket. $1200.
First edition of DeLillo’s “brilliant” third novel (New York Review of Books), inscribed on the half title by him, “To Dan Montemarano, Best ever, Don DeLillo, July 1987.”
DeLillo’s bold novel about rock star Bucky Wunderlick was hailed on publication as “brilliant” by the New York Review of Books and singled out by Jon Pareles of the Village Voice as “luminous…. finally a novel that understands rock and roll.” With “First Printing” on copyright page. Bookseller ticket.
Book fine; lightest edge-wear to about-fine dust jacket. Scarce inscribed.