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A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

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A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]

by RICHLER, Mordecai

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London: Andre Deutsch, 1957. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (19.25cm); red cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; [6],7-256pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in, with the following holograph notes written in an undetermined hand on the front pastedown: "André Deutsch Ltd / Don Mills, Ont 2564-300 / London Eng. Publishers." Hint of foxing to upper edge of textblock, else very Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 13s. 6d. net), gently spine-sunned, with light wear to extremities, some mild dust-soil, and a few tiny tears that are tape-mended on verso; Very Good+. The Jewish Canadian author's third novel. While not explicitely marked as such, it is at least possible this was a file copy held by the Andre Deutsch offices in Don Mills, Ontario.


Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, Barney's Version, was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General’s Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize. Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001.


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A Choice of Enemies [With Signed Bookplate Laid In]
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