Paris: The Olympia Press, 1955. Foolscap octavo. First Edition, first printing, with the correct issue points: “Special volume Francs : 1.500” printed at foot of back wrapper; no green, cross and arrowhead border around the titlepage. Original green and white wrappers, with a couple of very light wrinkles to the spine. A Fine copy. Donleavy’s first novel, originally banned as obscene in the USA and Ireland. In 1998 it was voted one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library. See illustration above.
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