BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES, SIGNED BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. The Bonfire of the Vanities. New York: Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, (1987). Octavo, original half gray cloth, original dust jacket.
First trade edition of one of the quintessential social satires of the late 20th century, boldly signed by Wolfe with his customary flourish.
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. Gift inscription above Wolfe's signature.
A fine signed copy in a bright price-clipped dust jacket.