Free shipping now offered on all domestic purchases. Order by 12/15 for delivery by 12/24. For more on holiday shipping, please visit this page.
The Famous Faker's Real Fourth Novel
THE THIRTY-EIGHTH FLOOR
By Clifford Irving
Handsome first printing of this Cold War-inflected political thriller of a near-future Chinese-Soviet-American military conflict.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
THE THIRTY-EIGHTH FLOOR
"Most men had a weakness–ambition or vanity, or some dark, hiddden quirk–and you could reach them by exploiting it."
Ambitious and tense novel, written and set in the 1960s, with a Black American hero negotiating international political plots alongside the civil rights struggle in his own country. By the author most notorious for fabricating an "autobiography" of Howard Hughes, for which he was denounced by the reclusive billionaire and sent (briefly) to prison; Irving later wrote about the hoax (in "The Hoax") and was featured in Orson Welles' "F for Fake."
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1965). 8.25'' x 6''. Original black boards. In original unclipped ($5.95) dust jacket. Green endpapers. , 318 pages. Minor shelfwear.
The Fine Print
We work hard to meet our ethical responsibilty to describe our material accurately. All items are guaranteed as described and may be returned for any reason within 30 days. Please notify us before mailing a return.
We guarantee the authenticity of our items. All materials are original (meaning not facsimiles or reproductions) unless otherwise noted. First editions (meaning first edition, first printing) are explicitedly stated. TPM is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and upholds their Code of Ethics.
All photographs are of the actual item for sale. We're happy to provide additional images on request.
All domestic orders ship gratis. For orders under $250, free USPS media mail shipping is included; orders $250 and over ship USPS Priority. International orders over $500 also ship gratis. Expedited, overnight, as well as other carriers (UPS, Fed-Ex, etc.), may carry additional costs beyond quoted rates. All orders receive tracking information and a direct contact in case of any questions.
International buyers are responsible for any customs, taxes, and related import fees. Please note that we are unable to accomodate requests to misrepresent, misdeclare, or otherwise falsify customs documents when shipping internationally. We appreciate your understanding.
We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, check, money order, and bank wire. We are happy to bill institutional buyers' needs. Sales tax will be added to applicable purchases. Items subject to prior sale.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact us. We prioritize our long-term relationships far above any individual purchase, and we want you to love your item as much as we loved cataloguing it.