Alfie. First Edition. Inscribed by the Author (1966)
Author: Bill Naughton
Book ID: 64017
Alfie. London: MacGibbon & Kee, 1966. First Edition. Publisher’s brown paper boards, title lettered in gilt on spine. Light toning to contents otherwise a nice bright copy. Lacks dust jacket. Housed in custom made solander box incorporating the design of the original dust jacket
Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on front free endpaper to artist & friend Gerard Dillon.
Adapted from his stage play first performed in 1963, Alfie tells the story of a young womanising man who leads a self-centered life, purely for his own enjoyment, until events force him to question his uncaring behaviour, his loneliness and his priorities.
A good friend of the author’s, Irish artist Gerrard Dillon (1916-1971) designed the dust jacket for Naughton’s semi-autobiographical novel ‘One Small Boy’ published in 1957.