[Fyfield, United Kingdom]: Oak Tree Press, 2008. Limited Edition. Leather. Copy "L" of 26 copies lettered A-Z (of a total edition of 186), quarto size, 82 pp., signed by J.M. Coetzee. Fine. Item #CNJL645
South African author J.M. Coetzee (b. 1940), novelist, essayist, linguist, and translator, is the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature as well as the Jerusalem Prize, CNA Prize (thrice), the Prix Femina Étranger, and the Booker Prize (twice), among many other accolades. His first published work was "Dusklands", which was comprised of two separate stories; this and "The Narrative of Jacobus Coetzee". This, "The Vietnam Project" from Dusklands follows the "gradual descent into insanity of its protagonist Eugene Dawn....[who] works for a U.S. government agency responsible for the psychological warfare in the Vietnam War...[which] takes a heavy toll on him; his fall culminates in him stabbing his own son, Martin" (n.b., quotes from Wiki).
This is one of the Oak Tree Press' "First Chapter Series." The "First Chapter Series" was launched in 2006, with proceeds from the original sales targeted at organizations which offer support to the child victims of the African HIV/AIDS crisis. This "Volume I" (of Dusklands) was published in a limited edition of 186 copies, 26 of which were bound in full leather and leathered A-Z, this being lettered copy "L".
___DESCRIPTION: Original full black leather stamped in silver foil to both boards and shelfback, top edge stained black, silver endpapers, limitation statement on verso of half-title, title page with decorative ruled border and signed by Coetzee beneath his printed name; typography and design by Ishka Michocka, Minion Pro typeface, Naturalis Absolute White paper, quarto size (9.75" by 9.75"), [1-8] 9-82 pp., first Oak Tree Press edition, limited, this copy "L" of 26 lettered copies (of a total edition of 186), signed by the author on the title page.
___CONDITION: Fine, with clean boards, the leather smooth and supple with no marks or wear, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square block of text with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; a fine copy, clean, crisp, as new.
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