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Signed limited first US edition of Martin Amis's The Information

Martin Amis
Limited first US edition. 8vo. Pp. [x], 374. Laminated pictorial paper boards, lettered in black to spine; black endpapers. Deckled fore-edges. In matching slipcase, designed by Chip Kidd. As issued, without dustjacket.
No. 18 of a numbered, signed edition, limited to 100 copies, with an additional lettered issue of 26 copies reserved for private distribution.
A New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 1995 Selection. Third in the author's trilogy of London novels, preceded by Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). A pitch-black comedy about a failed novelist plotting sweet revenge on his erstwhile friend and fellow scribe, whose literary and commercial success sticks in his craw.
Amis received unprecedented flak by his peers and press over his rumoured £500k advance for this book, in the wake of him dropping his decades-long literary agent, Pat Kavanagh, in favour of Andrew Wylie (AKA 'The Jackal'). The resulting rift with her since-widowed husband and former close friend, author Julian Barnes, has yet to heal. "A funny, vicious portrait of literary London." Evening Standard
special feature
signed
edition
first US
format
hardback, limited edition
scarcity
scarce
publisher
Harmony Books
published in
New York
publication year
1995
ISBN
0517585162
pagination
374 pages
width × height
17 × 25 cm
genre
literary fiction
language
English
binding style
paper-covered boards
binding state
original binding
condition  . . .
mint
of slipcase
mint
GBP£ 225
EUR€ 264
USD$ 289
ref.HC3 989