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O'BRIEN, Flann (1911-1966). The Dalkey Archive. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1964.

A presentation copy of the first edition of the author's fifth and final novel, inscribed with a limerick. On the front free endpaper: "A gent by the name of Steve Preston / Would go for a swim with his VEST on— / Said a cleric most pawkey / In the VESTRY in Dalkey / 'It's only a SLIP–and no question!' / Brian O'Nolan hujus libri auctor / 9 February 1965."

Octavo. (Occasional spotting internally.) Original cloth (some staining and what appear to be bite marks to covers, spine with slight lean). Pictorial dust jacket (some soiling, wear at folds). Provenance: Steve Preston (authorial inscription).
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