BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, INSCRIBED BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. The Bonfire of the Vanities. New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, (1987). Octavo, original half gray cloth, original dust jacket. $500.
First trade edition of one of the quintessential social satires of the late 20th century, inscribed on the half title with Wolfe's customary flourish: "To P— Tom Wolfe."
Wolfe's eleventh book and first novel is a "funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won't let go… The man knows how to prepare and he knows how to research. As well, he knows how to tell a story, and how to make us laugh" (Books of the Century, 410). "First printing, 1987" stated on copyright page. Preceded by a signed leather-bound limited edition of only 250 copies by the Franklin Library the same year. Small trace of label removal to initial blank leaf.
Only minute toning to spine ends of bright cloth. A fine inscribed copy.