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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

Bantam, 1988-12-01. Used:Good.

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$827.21

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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. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to editor David Kent in the year of publication, "To David Kent with thanks for a grand time and much high living in Toronto Tom Wolfe December 4, 1987." Fine in a fine price-clipped dust jacket. A nice association. 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). Basis for the 1990 film adaptation starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith.

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$600.00

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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$500.00

THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES.

Wolfe, Tom.

FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1987. Near Fine. 1987. First Edition. Softcover. UNCORRECTED PROOF. Near fine in plain orange printed wrappers. (Mild spine lean) One of the most elusive of recent galleys. Rumor has it that no more than 50 copies were produced for advance distribution. .

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$350.00

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THE BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES Signed 1st Franklin Library

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 Signed 1st Franklin Library

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 - SIGNED by the Author

Wolfe, Tom

London: Cape, 1988. A first edition, first printing, published by Cape in 1988. A near fine book SIGNED without dedication to the half title in a near fine clipped wrapper with a little spotting to the endflaps. Rare signed

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

WOLFE, Tom

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1987. Fine. 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

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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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The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York FSG 1987. Used - Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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$151.96

The Bonfire Of The Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

New York FSG 1987. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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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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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

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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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The Bonfire of the Vanities

WOLFE, Tom

New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1987. First. hardcover. fine/near fine. 659 pages. Very thick 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, (1987). First trade edition. 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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The Bonfire of the Vanities

Wolfe, Tom

Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, 1987 Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. First printing, 1987 stated on the copyright page. INSCRIBED by the author on the front free endpage. Original price of $19.95 printed on front flap of dust jacket.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

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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

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The Bonfire of the Vanities

WOLFE, Tom

Franklin Center: Franklin Library, 1987. Fine. First edition. Fine in full leather as issued. One of an unspecified number of copies of the first edition with a special message to subscribers from the author not included in the trade edition, Signed by the author, as well as with a frontispiece illustration by Wolfe. A surprisingly uncommon title in this series.

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$130.00

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Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Wolfe

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 659 pages. The author's first novel. First edition (first printing). Spotting to top edge and spine a bit splayed, else a very good copy in a dust jacket with some spotting to verso, thus very good. Signed by the author on the title page. A large, heavy book.

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$125.00