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St. Aubyn, Edward. AT LAST: THE "PATRICK MELROSE" SERIES. London, England: Picador, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 266 pages. Fine/Fine.

Rare Edward St. Aubyn collectible set. A pristine copy of "At Last" First Hardcover Edition/First Printing, signed by Edward St. Aubyn, with pristine copies of the "Patrick Melrose" Film Tie-In First Edition Thus and Showtime Series Advance Press Kit With DVD. The fifth and final novel in the author's "Patrick Melrose" Series. One of the greatest literary achievements of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American, which was published a year later. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Edward St. Aubyn's "At Last". The concluding, and most moving, novel of his pentalogy. It is preceded by, in order: "Never Mind", "Bad News", "Some Hope", and "Mother's Milk". "A work of glittering social comedy, profound emotional truth, and acute verbal wit" (Publisher's blurb). "Patrick Melrose" is Edward St. Aubyn. He wrote his masterpiece-series in a slightly earlier time (the late-20th century leading up to the first decade of the 21st). If he were writing today, he would probably give his very thinly veiled protagonist his own name, as Karl Ove Knausgaard has done in his "My Struggle" cycle. The basis of the "Patrick Melrose" television series, with a stupendous, career-peak performance by Benedict Cumberbatch. As such, a pristine copy of the complete, 857-page "Patrick Melrose" Film Series Tie-In First Edition Thus/First Printing and "Patrick Melrose" Showtime Advance Press Kit With DVD come with this copy. The Press Kit is superlative, lavishly illustrated with portraits and film stills of the five-part adaptation of every novel in Edward St. Aubyn's cycle, and a Souvenir DVD of the first two novel-episodes, "Bad News" and "Never Mind". As press kits go, this is the most beautiful we have ever seen, and we get a lot of them, a keeper of a souvenir-keepsake. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, set for Edward St. Aubyn collectors. This copy of "At Last" is very prominently and beautifully signed in blue fountain pen on the title page by Edward St. Aubyn. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with pristine copies of the "Patrick Melrose" Film Tie-In First Edition Thus/First Printing and the "Patrick Melrose" Showtime Series Advance Press Kit With DVD. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy (with "Patrick Melrose" Materials) of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Please note: Should NOT be confused with the American Edition, which was published one year later. A rare signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant novelists of our time. A fine collectible set. (SEE ALSO OTHER EDWARD ST. AUBYN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0330435906. $200.00

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