John D. MacDonald. Group of Five of Inscribed Books. New York: 1962-1982. First editions.

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    John D. MacDonald. A Flash of Green. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First edition, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "For Margie / with love / Jack / (John)." Octavo. 379, [1, blank], [1, about the author], [3, blank] pages. Publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in yellow and stamped in gray; top edge stained dark green; in original dust jacket. Binding very lightly soiled with some very faint mottling to the boards. Text block just barely sagging. Dust jacket edges very lightly worn; light foxing to flaps. Near fine.

    [Together with:] A Flash of Green. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. First edition, inscribed on the title-page: "For Jean and Walter / John D. MadDonald." [And:] The Last One Left. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1967. First edition, association copy, inscribed: "For Shepard Rifkin / who knows that a kind / word from a writer is / the best kind there is. / John D. Macdonald / Lake Pleasant / January '67." [And:] Free Fall in Crimson. New York: Harper & Row, [1981]. First edition, association copy, inscribed: "For Dilys Winn / who talked me into this / John D MacDonald / 22 Apr '81."  [And:] The Good Old Stuff. New York: Harper & Row, [1982]. First collected edition, inscribed: "Dear Carlsons / Sorry to be so / remiss on my / promised tape. / First attempt horrible! / Loved the disc. Thanks! / John and Dorothy," additionally signed and dated ("17 Sept 82") on the title-page. Together, four octavo volumes. Publishers' bindings in original dust jackets. Flash of Green and Last One Left spines gently leaning; general light shelfwear. Text block of Flash of Green slightly toned (but pages still supple); some very light foxing to The Good old Stuff. Jacket edges very lightly worn; Last One Left spine panel discolored (visible on verso) with some additional wear; tape reinforcement to crown of Flash of Green. Very good or better. From the KoKo Collection.

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