Title DARCONVILLE'S CAT
Book Condition Very good plus in a rubbed, age-toned and spine-darkened pictorial dust jacket that shows a very short closed edge tear to the upper front panel. The portrait of the title character on the jacket was painted by the author.
Edition First edition, second state, with page following Chapter 72 a solid rectangle, rather than a checkerboard as in the first issue.
Publisher Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1981.
Seller ID 28460.00
The Sterne-like black rectangle at page 483 (which had appeared as a checkerboard in the first printing) was reportedly corrected at Theroux's request in this scarce second issue. Widely regarded as Theroux's best novel. Burgess 99.