Augustus Carp, Esq. By Himself. Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man. Henry Howarth BASHFORD, ANONYMOUS.

Augustus Carp, Esq. By Himself. Being the Autobiography of a Really Good Man. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1924.

First Edition. Extremely scarce First American Edition of this landmark English comedy concerning a father and son whose unconscious hypocrisy prompted author Anthony Burgess to consider the novel "one of the great comic novels of the twentieth century". The two Carps exploit loved ones, blackmail teachers, and wreck lives while narrating their story with masterful controlled irony. Almost Near Fine in fragile Very Good price-clipped dustjacket with shallow edge chips and wear, small piece of scotch tape at lower front flap (and scotch pieces at verso).

Price: $500.00

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