This a true first edition/printing of Jonathan Bowden’s first book, Mad. It was published in 1989 as the premiere release under Bowden’s short-lived vanity publishing concern, Egotist Press. This was long before Bowden gained cult notoriety as an orator and “house intellectual” in alt-right circles, and it may be of interest that this specific copy was used, with utmost care, as a transcription source for the 9BB reissue that was published in 2009. Another fun fact is that the descriptive hyperbole on the back cover was appropriated (presumably with a wink) from promotional copy appearing in various Grove Press editions of works by the Marquis de Sade! My price might or might not be high; it’s difficult to gauge the prevailing market value for an item that is so seldom listed by online booksellers or at auction, especially since I don’t know how many copies were published in the initial press run (500, I seem to recall?). I’m not particularly enthusiastic about parting with it, regardless, so consider the price “firm.” Additional photos will be provided to prospective buyers upon request.
- Attributes: First printing of 1989 Egotist Press edition; Rare
- Condition: Good. Solid spine; no interior marks; back cover has a spot stain and shows mild discoloration.
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