"In riposte to any double
meaning naughty suggestion,
"I beg your pardon" should
be used.  "I beg your pudding"
is the jocular form."

J.P. Donleavy from
The Unexpurgated Code ...
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Even Donleavy himself is reluctant to categorize this book, hinting that perhaps it is
still fiction. It's most often found listed as nonfiction, however. A guide to social
climbing and survival in the asphalt jungle as only Donleavy could write. Not for
the easily offended and wonderfully about as non-politically correct as could be.
Also Rife with cartoon-style illustrations by the author. Lately, Donleavy has
stated that he has completed notes for another book with the working title
"The Unexpurgated Code of Growing Old."

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, August, 1975
304 pages - ISBN 044007794X

First US trade edition. White inside cover
pastedowns.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Ultramarine Publishing Co. Inc., 1975
283 pages - ISBN 0317580418

This illusive edition is still being sought.  It may
turn out to be a mistaken listing in Bowkers Books
Out of Print. Sources close to Donleavy have
stated they know of no such edition. Booksellers
sometimes purchase large amounts of remainders
and list them for sale under a new ISBN. Sometimes
these booksellers are mistakenly listed as being
publishers.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1975
304 pages - ISBN 044007794X

First US book club edition. Same dust jacket outside
covers as trade edition but with yellow-orange inside
cover pastedowns and top of page edges. No price
on inside of front dust jacket flap.

Collectors, please note that both the book club edition
and trade edition have the same ISBN imprinted and
therefore the book club edition may be unknowingly
listed as a first trade edition.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1975
304 pages - ISBN 044007794X

Second Delacorte Press printing. Same identifying
markings as first trade edition.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Wildwood House, London, 1975
283 pages - ISBN 0704501929

First UK edition. Other than the slight variation in
number of pages the only obvious difference between
this first UK edition and the Delacorte Press US
edition is the Wildwood House logo on both the
dust jacket and cover spines (a boar's head reversed
out in white in a black circle with the words
"Wildwood House" in sans serif type beneath
the logo symbol).

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Cloth | Delacorte Press, New York, 1976
304 pages - ISBN 044007794X

Third Delacorte Press printing. Same identifying
markings as first trade edition.

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1976
321 pages - ISBN 0140042822

First Penguin printing. First UK paperback
edition.

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Delta (Dell), New York, September,
1976 - 282 pages - ISBN 0440592291

First US paperback edition.

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Delta (Dell), New York, 197?
282 pages - ISBN 0440592291

Second Delta printing.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Delta (Dell), New York,  June, 1978
282 pages - ISBN 0440592291

Third Delta printing. Author's name and inside
of blurb box on front cover now orange instead
of dark brown as with first printing.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Dell, New York,  October, 1979
283 pages - ISBN 0440192293

First Dell printing.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1979
321 pages - ISBN 0140042822

First Penguin reprint.

 

The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1981
321 pages - ISBN 0140042822

Second Penguin reprint.

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1985
321 pages - ISBN 0140042822

Third Penguin reprint. Yellow spine.
Larger format than previous printings.

 

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The Unexpurgated Code
A Complete Manual of Survival & Manners

Wraps | Penguin, Middlesex, England, 1988
321 pages - ISBN 0140042822

4th Penguin reprint. Orange spine.

 

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