“HOLY ANIMALS! SEBACEOUS SLEEPERS!”: FIRST EDITION OF KANDY-KOLORED TANGERINE-FLAKE STREAMLINE BABY, BOLDLY SIGNED BY TOM WOLFE
WOLFE, Tom. The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1965). Octavo, original white cloth, original dust jacket. $1500.
First edition of Wolfe’s first book, boldly signed by him with his characteristic flourishes.
With the publication of this first book by Tom Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut commented, "Holy animals! Sebaceous sleepers!… Wolfe comes on like a barbarian (as Mark Twain did)… He is the most exciting— or, at least, the most jangling— journalist to appear in some time" (New York Times). "First Printing, 1965" stated on copyright page. With line drawings by Wolfe.
Book fine; only tiny closed tear to lower edge of about-fine dust jacket.