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of Balthazar B

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Another of Donleavy's "eventual best-sellers," The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B
ranks as one of the author's finest achievements and certainly as the epitome of his
renowned ability to meld humor and sadness. The characters, as with all of Donleavy's
best work, are among the most memorable in modern fiction. Singer Van Morrison
mentions this book in a Rolling Stone interview, remarking about how vividly Donleavy
captured scenes from the Ireland Morrison remembered from growing up.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, November, 1968
ISBN 0440004845 - 403 pages
 

First trade edition. (ISBN issued after printing).

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, December, 1968
ISBN 0440004845 - 403 pages
 

Second Delacorte Press printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York (no date given other
than © 1968) - 403 pages
 

Book club edition. Similar to trade printings but for
jagged front page edges and brighter blue inside
cover flaps.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, January, 1969
ISBN 0440004845 - 403 pages
 

Third Delacorte Press printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Eyre & Spottiswoode, UK, 1969 - 438 pages
 

First UK edition.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, April, 1969
ISBN 0440004845 - 403 pages
 

Fourth Delacorte Press printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, UK, 1969 - 400 pages
 

First Penguin edition (designated for sales
outside the UK only).

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Dell, New York, October, 1969
ISBN 44000471125 - 438 pages
 

First US mass paperback edition.

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Wraps | glydendal, Denmark, 1969 - 422 pages
 

Danish translation. Gray wraps with
color dust jacket.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Dell, New York, December, 1969
ISBN 44000471125 - 438 pages
 

2nd Dell printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Cloth | Taiwan (no date given) - 401 pages
 
Asian piracy of Delacorte Press edition, in English.
About half the thickness of the authorized versions
because of cheaper, thinner paper used. Has green
boards instead of black as with all authorized Delacorte
Press printings of this title. Back cover photo
of Donleavy is poor-quality reproduction (probably
from a photocopy).

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Dell, NY July, 1970
ISBN 44000471125 - 438 pages
 

3rd Dell printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1970
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

Variant first Penguin UK edition (designated for sales
inside UK.)

De Beestachtige Bekoringen van Balthazar B

Wraps | Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij, Amsterdam, 1970
ISBN 9023403169 - 400 pages
 

Dutch translation.

Die bestialischen Seligkeiten des Balthasar B

Cloth | Luchterhand, Neuwied and Berlin, 1971
500 pages
 

German translation.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1971
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

First Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1972
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

Second Penguin UK reprint.

Las bestiales bienaventuranzas de Balthazar B

Binding? | Publisher & city? 1972 - ? pages
 

Spanish translation.

Les Beatitudes de Balthazar B

Wraps | denoël/LN, Paris, 1973 - 420 pages
 

First authorized French translation. Soft cover
with glossy dust jacket.

Die bestialischen Selgkeiten des Balthasar B.

Binding? | Gertelsmann, Gütersloth, 1973 - 379 pages
 

German translation.

Die bestialischen Selgkeiten des Balthasar B.

Binding? | Rowohlt, Reinbek (bei Hamburg), Gütersloth,
1974 - ? pages
 

German translation.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Dell, New York, August 1974 - 379 pages
 

First Dell Laurel printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1974
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

Third Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1975
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

Fourth Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Dell Laurel edition, New York, November,
1977 - ISBN 0440304717 - 379 pages
 

Second Dell Laurel printing.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1977
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

Fifth Penguin reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1979
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

6th Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1980
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

7th Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1982
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

8th Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1983
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

9th Penguin UK reprint.

The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, London, 1987
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

10th Penguin reprint.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Atlantic Monthly Press (now Grove/Atlantic)
July, 1988 - ISBN 0871132257 - 400 pages
 

First AMP printing.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, London, 19??
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

11th Penguin reprint.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, London, 19??
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

12th Penguin reprint.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, London, 19??
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

13th Penguin reprint.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, London, 19??
ISBN 140030565- 400 pages
 

14th Penguin reprint.

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The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England (no date given)
 ISBN 140030565- 400 pages

15th Penguin reprint.

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