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SOLD - Vintage book A Second-Hand Life SIGNED by Charles Jackson author of The Lost Weekend, First Edition/Print 1967, personal inscription

SOLD - Vintage book A Second-Hand Life SIGNED by Charles Jackson author of The Lost Weekend, First Edition/Print 1967, personal inscription

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  • Vintage item from the 1960s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

No really! This one is signed and dated with a personal inscription to a friend by the author. It reads: "June 1st, '67, Chelsea Hotel" at the upper right corner of the front page, then "Dear Max -- CAN'T we see each other? Meanwhile -- my new novel -- with much admiration + fondness. Charles Jackson" and at the bottom left, "Pub. date Aug. 10th '67"

Don't you just love it? There's a history to this copy and the man's actual signature, it's so special. I loved The Lost Weekend and I just started this one (I know, I know, it took me too long to pick it up but I'm so happy to have this copy) and I can't WAIT to see what it's like, based on the description, and know any fan of The Lost Weekend will be THRILLED to pick this book up at such an affordable cost comparatively.

The first few sentences on the inside jacket got me immediately:

"When Charles Jackson wrote The Lost Weekend in 1944, he created both a definitive portrait of an alcoholic and an enduring best seller. Now, in A Second-Hand Life, he has etched a woman as real, as driven and as unforgettable as the hapless Don Birnam. Her name is Winifred Grainger, a women with a powerful, excessive attraction to the male."

*Sigh* I just had to read it.

Rest of description coming! 1/16/17 - clyn*

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: A Second-Hand Life
-Author: Charles Jakcson
-Format: Hardcover, first edition, first printing, personal inscription from author with date and location noted, full color dust jacket
-Condition: Near mint!
-Publisher: The MacMillan Company, New York
-Copyright: 1967 Charles Jackson
-Date published: 1967
-Provenance: I picked this up completely by accident in a Goodwill while I was traveling around the middle of nowhere Connecticut. What a surprise! I love finding signed editions -- it doesn't happen often but when it does it is an absolute thrill. :) This was December 2016.
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the renown of the author and his first work The Lost Weekend, and the fact it is signed with a personal note to the author's dear friend, making it a special copy unlike any other--truly one of a kind. Additionally, the condition is remarkable!
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

No really! This one is signed and dated with a personal inscription to a friend by the author. It reads: "June 1st, '67, Chelsea Hotel" at the upper right corner of the front page, then "Dear Max -- CAN'T we see each other? Meanwhile -- my new novel -- with much admiration + fondness. Charles Jackson" and at the bottom left, "Pub. date Aug. 10th '67"

Don't you just love it? There's a history to this copy and the man's actual signature, it's so special. I loved The Lost Weekend and I just started this one (I know, I know, it took me too long to pick it up but I'm so happy to have this copy) and I can't WAIT to see what it's like, based on the description, and know any fan of The Lost Weekend will be THRILLED to pick this book up at such an affordable cost comparatively.

The first few sentences on the inside jacket got me immediately:

"When Charles Jackson wrote The Lost Weekend in 1944, he created both a definitive portrait of an alcoholic and an enduring best seller. Now, in A Second-Hand Life, he has etched a woman as real, as driven and as unforgettable as the hapless Don Birnam. Her name is Winifred Grainger, a women with a powerful, excessive attraction to the male."

*Sigh* I just had to read it.

Rest of description coming! 1/16/17 - clyn*

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: A Second-Hand Life
-Author: Charles Jakcson
-Format: Hardcover, first edition, first printing, personal inscription from author with date and location noted, full color dust jacket
-Condition: Near mint!
-Publisher: The MacMillan Company, New York
-Copyright: 1967 Charles Jackson
-Date published: 1967
-Provenance: I picked this up completely by accident in a Goodwill while I was traveling around the middle of nowhere Connecticut. What a surprise! I love finding signed editions -- it doesn't happen often but when it does it is an absolute thrill. :) This was December 2016.
-Pricing: I priced this book based on the renown of the author and his first work The Lost Weekend, and the fact it is signed with a personal note to the author's dear friend, making it a special copy unlike any other--truly one of a kind. Additionally, the condition is remarkable!

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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