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Joan Didion vintage 70s/80s paperback collection

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Scarce 70s/80s Joan Didion vintage paperback collection.

Six of Didion's most celebrated works. Conditions range from fair to very good condition. All are Pocket Books and Washington Square Press editions (Simon and Schuster). Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Democracy, and the White Album are all first printings of these paperback editions. 

"Revered (worshipped, in many cases) as much for her glamorously aloof public persona as for her infectious, revolutionary-in-its-time prose style, Didion was—and remains—famous in a way that writers seldom are anymore (and, though some of today’s embittered literary types like to believe otherwise, seldom were even back then).” (The Atlantic)

Play It As It Lays, Pocket Books, 1978. Second printing. Well-loved, well-read copy in fair condition. Heavy scratching to cover, Heavy creasing and edge wear. Heavy spine creasing. Some tears to base of spine. Sunning to cover. Some markings on back and front. Fore edge has some markings on all sides. Previous owner's name on title page. No other markings inside. Fair condition. 

A Book of Common Prayer, Washington Square Press, Pocket Books, 1978. Sixth printing. Good condition. Some edge wear and corner creasing. Heavy thumb wear to right edge of cover. No markings inside. Good condition.

The White Album, Pocket Books, 1980. First printing. Very good condition. Minimal shelf wear. Tiny chip on bottom right corner. No creasing to spine. Tiny chips to top edge. Text block is sunned. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

Democracy, Pocket Books, 1985. First printing. Good condition. Minimal shelf wear. Previous price sticker remnants on spine. Spine has small tear at top edge. Small tear on back of cover at bottom edge. No markings inside. Good condition. 

Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Washington Square Press, 1981. First Printing. Very good condition. Minimal shelf wear. Some spine creasing. Some price sticker remnants on back cover. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

Run River, Pocket Books, 1978. Fifth printing. Good condition. Some light shelf wear. Slight slant to spine. Small tear to base of spine. Some corner creasing. Small chip on bottom right corner of cover. Small dent on back cover. Some rubbing to cover. No markings inside. Good condition.