The Fat Man in History.
And Other Stories.London: Faber and Faber, 1980 Stock Code: 114044
First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author "For Philip Murray, with my best wishes, Peter Carey, Sydney 22/8/88" on the title page. The Fat Man in History and Other Stories was Carey's first book to be published outside Australia, and collects stories from his earlier collections, The Fat Man in History (1974) and War Crimes (1979). Dr Philip Murray is an Irish bibliophile and author of Adventures of a Book Collector (2011).
Octavo. Original blue boards, titles to spine in silver. With dust jacket.
Spine gently rolled, top edge slightly dust-darkened, small pale spot to fore edge. An excellent copy in the bright dust jacket with mild rumpling at spine-ends.
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