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London: Methuen, 1956. First Edition of the author’s first book. A bit foxed, nearly fine in a good, rubbed dust jacket. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, “To John & Best wishes for 1957 [words in Gaelic] Brendan Behan/ 1/1/57.” We have not seen another inscribed copy of this play.....
New York: privately published, 1870. First Edition. Publisher’s cloth; presentation copy, although the inscription is almost certainly secretarial; very good. Belmont, a prominent supporter of the Democratic party, was nevertheless a Unionist, and this publication was clearly intended as a defense of his opinions and actions during that recent conflict.....
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1961. First Edition. Fine in a lightly worn dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, “For Jane Goldeen, With thanks and wet best wishes. Nathaniel Benchley, Nantucket, Mass. 22 VII 67.” Basis for the Cold War comedy, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.