Skip to content

Biblio logo: Used, Rare and Collectible Books for Sale

Myra Breckinridge by  Gore VIDAL - First Edition - 1968 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 83796)

Myra Breckinridge

Click for full-size.

Myra Breckinridge

by VIDAL, Gore

  • Used
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Seller
Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Littleton, Colorado
Item Price
$48.00
Or just $43.20 with a
Bibliophiles club membership
FREE Shipping to USA Standard delivery: 3 to 14 days
More Shipping Options
Ask Seller a Question

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Paypal

About This Item

Boston: Little, Brown and Company. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. A stated first edition of Gore Vidal's controversial novel explores various themes of human sexuality, including transexuality and feminism. --- In full textured black paper-covered boards with spine titling in gilt. Jacket features prancing woman's figure to cover. --- A clean, bright, sound copy but with prior owner's signature to front endpaper. Unclipped dust jacket with sizeable chip to head of spine, other creases and small trears but mostly intact and protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 264 pages .

Synopsis

Myra Breckinridge is a 1968 satirical novel by Gore Vidal written in the form of a diary. It was made into a movie in 1970. Described by the critic Dennis Altman as "part of a major cultural assault on the assumed norms of gender and sexuality which swept the western world in the late 1960s and early 1970s," the book's major themes are feminism, transsexuality, American expressions of machismo and patriarchy, and deviant sexual practices, as filtered through an aggressively camp sensibility.

Reviews

Review this book and you’ll be entered for a chance to win !

(Log-in or Create an Account first!)

You’re rating the book as a work, not the seller or the specific copy you purchased!

Details

bookseller
Bluebird Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
83796
Title
Myra Breckinridge
Author
VIDAL, Gore
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Little, Brown and Company
Place of Publication
Boston
Date Published
1968

Terms of Sale

Bluebird Books

All sales sold on a satisfaction guaranteed basis--all we ask is that you notify us within 30 days of purchase that you would like to return an item.

About the Seller

Bluebird Books

Seller rating:
This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers.
Biblio.com member since 2005
Littleton, Colorado
Ask Seller a Question

About Bluebird Books

Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use Biblio.com for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).

Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
good+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]

Frequently asked questions

tracking-