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Bonfire Of the Vanities

By Wolfe, Tom




Sherman McCoy is a WASP, bond trader and self-appointed 'Master of the Universe'. He has a fashionable wife, a Park Avenue apartment and a Southern mistress. His spectacular fall begins the moment he is involved in a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx. Prosecutors, newspaper hacks, politicians and clergy close in on him, determined to bring him down. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a caustic satire on the money-feverish Eighties. This exuberant novel cemented Wolfe's reputation as the foremost chronicler of his age.


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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

NY: Farrar Straus and Company, 1988. This is Tom Wolfe's 11th book and some say at his best It is a unique copy being inscribed to a famous NY lamp designer on the front free endpaper, Wolfe has noted: "My hat (drawing of a hat] is off to ______with many thanks Tom Wolfe." Wolfe has drawn a hat about 3 and 1/2 inches by 3 and a 1/2 inches including the expression of diaganal lines to show brightness or movement - and colored in the hat band and rim in green - filling it in light green crayon in those spots. A very flourishing Caligraphy and extremely outstanding large signature. In fact, The inscription and drawing take up the whole page.. Signed by the Author. 1st Edition, 12th Printing. Hardback. Fine/Fine/protected in Mylar. Illus. by Wolfe, Tom (Special). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York, NY: Farrar Straus & Giroux (FSG), 1987. Soft Cover. Near Fine. NF/na. Light edge wear, light toning, and very light corner curl. First US Edition. ARC/Proof. "Advance Uncorrected Excerpt". B&W Pictorial Wraps; stapled; 18 pages. This book is from the extensive Gatenby Collection amassed over 30 years . Gatenby was the founding artistic director of the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, a hugely successful annual event that helped "Time Magazine" declare that Gatenby had made Toronto one of the literary capitals of the world. He also directed the readings at Harbourfront in Toronto, and is the author of "Literary Guide to Toronto," among other books. Gatenby signature and date on ffep. SIGNED by Wolfe & INSCRIBED to Gatenby, and dated "Toronto, December 11, 1998". A unique Association Copy.

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$304.00

THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.

WOLFE, Tom

WOLFE, Tom. THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES. New York:: Farrar, Straus, Giroux,, 1987. First edition, uncorrected proof copy of the first edition. . Title and author's name in ink on spine, slight crease to corner of front cover, slight soiling on rear cover, else a very good copy, with the text fresh and clean. . Signed by Tom Wolfe on the half-title page. Large octavo, orange printed wrappers, pp. [xii], 659.

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$300.00

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES Signed Limited Edition

Wolfe, Tom

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Signed Limited First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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$275.00

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The Bonfire of the Vanities.

Wolfe, Tom

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987. First edition of the author's first novel. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Tom Wolfe in his characteristic flourish. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A sharp example of a bulky book that is prone to wear. The Bonfire of the Vanities is a novel, but it is based on the same sort of detailed on-scene reporting as Wolfe's great nonfiction bestsellers, The Right Stuff, Radical Chic & Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers, and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. And it is every bit as eye-opening in its achievements. It is a big, panoramic story of the metropolis-the kind of fiction strangely absent from our literature in the second half of this century-that reinforces Tom Wolfe's reputation as the foremost chronicler of the way we live in America. "A big, bitter, funny, craftily plotted book that grabs you by the lapels and won't let go" (The New York Times Book Review).

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Wolfe, Tom

NY: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. First edition, limited issue of 250 numbered copies signed by Wolfe on the limitation page. Issued without dustjacket. Slipcase. In publisher's unopened shrinkwrap. Fine condition in a Fine slipcase.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcovers. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Limited Edition. The images are of the book described and not stock photos.

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES Signed Limited Edition

Wolfe, Tom

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library. 1987. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. A Limited Edition.; Signed Limited First Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

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$275.00

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Picador. Paperback. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! International Shipping available. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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$259.66

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

Blackstone Audio, Inc.. MP3 CD. Good. Good condition, used. Ships with Tracking Number. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. d

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$259.14

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

Farrar Strauss Giroux,1987. Sixth printing. Hard Cover. No dustjacket. Cover has very slight shelfwear. Slight wearing of silver title on spine. Rear lower cover corner bumped, slightly rubbed. Author's signature appears on front flyleaf. Pages are clean, bright and unmarked. Binding is tight. Hinges are perfect. Very nice copy. Description of journalist turned novelist's work : Sherman McCoy, the central figure of Tom Wolfe's first novel, is a young investment banker with a fourteen-room apartment in Manhattan. When he is involved in a freak accident in the Bronx, prosecutors, politicians, the press, the police, the clergy, and assorted hustlers high and low close in on him, licking their chops and giving us a gargantuan helping of the human comedy of New York in the last years of the twentieth century.

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$250.00

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES

Wolfe, Tom

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 2003. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. Pristine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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$233.75

The Bonfire of the Vanities

WOLFE, Tom

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. 1987. First. First edition. Fine in full leather with three raised bands and gold stamping, all edges gilt, silk ribbon place marker, and a special introduction by Wolfe not included in the trade edition. Signed by the author. Still in publisher's shrink wrap and shipping box. .

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$200.00

The Bonfire of the Vanities.

WOLFE, Tom.

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1987. First. hardcover. very good(+)/very good(+). 659 pages. Very thick 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, (1987). First trade edition. Presentation copy, boldly inscribed by Wolfe on the flyleaf - "to Gigi.

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$200.00

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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York FSG 1987., 1987. Book. Soft cover. NrF in wraps. Uncorrected proof in orange wraps. A scarce proof! 1st edition..

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$169.75

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. Stated First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/fine. ISBN:0374115346 . [4to] 659p. Fine in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar. Sherman McCoy, a young investment banker in Manhattan, finds himself arrested following a freak accident and becomes involved with prosecutors, politicians, the press, and assorted hustlers. Fine in dj protected against wear and tear in Brodart Archival Mylar.

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$159.95

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

G K Hall & Co. Paperback. New. NEW BOOK

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$158.09

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988 This is a later printing (8th). Signed by the author on the front FEP. Mauve and Gray boards with authors name stamped on front cover. Spine is slightly bent with some bumping to the corner of the boards. dj is in pristine condition. Weight may effect shipping cost.

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$150.00

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Signed on FFEP, signed limited for the memebers of The Signed First Edition Society, no DJ as issued.

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$150.00

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

NY: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1987. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 1987 F,S & G First Printing. It is BOLDLY **SIGNED** on the ffep. This book is in Near FINE/Near FINE condition. The HB is crisp, clean and unmarked save for a minor strip of fade along the spine. The DJ is not price-clipped and shows no wear at all. A gorgeous copy of this novel. Made into the 1990 (not-so-good) movie with Tom Hanks, Bruse Willis & Melanie Griffith. **Brenbooks specializes in First Edition books made into films..

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$150.00

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Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990-12-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Signed by Author. Author signed first edition first printing with first issue points ($19.95 priced jacket, etc.) Previous owner's name to front pastedown otherwise tight and unmarked. Boldly signed by author on half title page. Please email for photos.

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$134.95