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World's Fair

By Doctorow, E L



Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born in the Bronx, New York City, the son of second-generation Americans of Russian Jewish descent and is an American author. World’s Fair was the 1986 recipient of the National Book Award. In this wonderfully descriptive novel we meet the narrator, young Edgar Altschuler, a Jewish kid growing up in the Bronx of the 1930’s. The introspective drama follows Edgars from infancy through age 9, and captures the stunning sights, emotions and sounds of that time period. The story culminates with Edgar’s visit to the exciting World’s Fair of 1939 in Flushing Meadow. E.L. Doctorow skillfully reveals an especially good story that is compelling and memorable.

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World's Fair

DOCTOROW, E.L

NY: Random House. (1985). The publisher's presentation edition of Doctorow's National Book Award-winning novel. Leatherbound, using sheets of the first edition. Signed by the author on a tipped-in leaf. Top edge gilt, silk ribbon marker bound in. Never issued for sale, presentation editions like this are usually prepared by the publisher for a small handful of people associated with the creation of the book. They seldom appear on the market. Trace rubbing to corners; else fine. First Edition. Hardcover.

  • Published: (1985)
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Ken Lopez Bookseller, ABAA
$750.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E.L

New York: Random House, (1985). First edition. Cloth. Fine in dust jacket.. 8vo, 288pp; blue cloth. A nice presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to a fellow writer: "To my colleague Harvey Shapiro, whoses idea it was to fly the Hindenburg again over New York City on Oct. 20, 1985, with every good wish, Edgar Doctorow."

  • Published: (1985)
  • Condition: Fine in dust jacket.
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Locus Solus Rare Books
$250.00

World's Fair

E. L. Doctorow

Random House, 1985 Book. As New. Cloth in Box. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Cloth in Box. As New. Limited/Numbered. Signed by Author. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. ISBN:0-394-54909-0..

Sold by: Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
$175.00

World's Fair

E. L. Doctorow

Random House, 1985 Book. Near Fine. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine. First Edition. Bound Manuscript. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. ISBN:0394-74205-2..

Sold by: Jeff Bergman Books ABAA/ILAB
$150.00

World's Fair (Signed Limited Edition)

DOCTOROW, E.L

New York: Random House, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. Limited edition. One of 300 specially bound and numbered copy of his eighth book. Winner of the National Book Award from the author of "Ragtime." A very fine copy in a very fine slipcase and still in the original shrinkwrap. Signed by Doctorow on the limitation page.

Sold by: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA
$150.00

WORLD'S FAIR

Doctorow E. L

New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition. 8vo, original blue cloth, in the original dustjacket. 288. A very fine copy but for the lightest bit of mellowing to the jacket edges. Perhaps the author’s most powerful book. A chronicle of a New York boyhood in the 1930s, a time of depression, ever growing tensions in Europe and the glittering futuristic promise of the New York City World’s Fair.

  • Published: 1985
Sold by: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
$137.50

WORLD'S FAIR

Doctorow E. L

New York: Random House, 1985. First Edition, Limited Issue, one of the 300 copies of the first edition specially bound and SIGNED AND HAND-NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR, E.L. DOCTOROW. 8vo, original limited issue binding of navy blue cloth, the upper cover with facsimile signature in gilt, the spine lettered in silver, in the original blue paper-covered slipcase only provided with this issue. 288. A very fine copy but for the lightest bit of mellowing to spine. THE LIMITED ISSUE OF THE FIRST EDITION, SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE AUTHOR, ONE OF ONLY 300 COPIES SUCH.<br> Perhaps the author’s most powerful book. A chronicle of a New York boyhood in the 1930s, a time of depression, ever growing tensions in Europe and the glittering futuristic promise of the New York City World’s Fair.

  • Published: 1985
Sold by: Buddenbrooks, Inc.
$137.50

WORLD'S FAIR

DOCTOROW, E. L

New York: Random House, (1985). First Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine slipcase. Copy #298 of 300 SIGNED and numbered copies in slipcase. Winner of the 1986 National Book Award and the American Book Award.

  • Published: (1985)
  • Condition: Fine in a Fine slipcase
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$125.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E. L

Random House, 1985. Hardbound. one of 300 signed numbered copies. slipcased. fine as issued.

  • Published: 1985
Sold by: riverrun book shop
$100.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E. L

New York: Random House, 1985. Limited edition. Hardcover. Barry Moser. SIGNED. 288pp. Octavo [24 cm] Blue cloth. Housed in a matching slipcase. This edition was limited to 300 copies, this is copy 90. Signed by the author on the limitation page.

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$100.00

WORLD'S FAIR

Doctorow, E. L

New York:: Random House. (1985). First edition. One of 300 SIGNED, numbered copies. Recollections of a boyhood in 1930's New York City. Winner of the 1986 National Book Award for Fiction. About fine in slipcase without dust jacket, as issued.

  • Published: (1985).
  • Condition:
Sold by: Quill & Brush
$100.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E.L

Random House, 1985. First edition, first printing, 1985. First edition, first printing. Fine in fine dust jacket, in mylar cover. Signed by author

  • Published: 1985
  • Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket, in mylar cover
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
Sold by: The Hermitage Bookshop, Member ABAA
$100.00

WORLD'S FAIR

DOCTOROW, E. L

New York: Random House, (1985). First Trade Edition. Hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Winner of the 1986 National Book Award and American Book Award. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by the author.

  • Published: (1985)
  • Condition: Fine in a Fine dustwrapper
  • Edition: First Trade Edition
Sold by: Charles Agvent
$93.80

World's Fair

Doctorow, E.L

Random House. Collectible - Acceptable. 1985, 1st, limited edition, #85/100, signed by author on limitation page, blue cloth w/gilt, book is in very nice condition, clean and sound, very small light mark to spine, no dust jacket, in a very good slipcase.

Sold by: Wonder Book
$90.00

World's Fair

DOCTOROW, E.L

hardcover. Tall 8vo, cloth, publisher's slipcase. N.Y., (1985). Limited First Edition. Fine. One of 300 signed copies.

Sold by: Argosy Book Store
$85.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E.L

NY: Random House, 1985. Signed by Doctorow on the title-page. National Book Award winner.. Signed by Author. First edition, first printing. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

  • Published: 1985
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
Sold by: The Legacy Company
$85.00

World's Fair

DOCTOROW, E.L

NY: Random House , (1985).. Advance reading copy.. 338 pp. Crease to corner of rear cover, else very good plus in glossy illustrated wrappers. SIGNED by Doctorow, and uncommon thus.

  • Published: (1985).
  • Edition: Advance reading copy.
Sold by: Jeff Maser - Bookseller, ABAA
$75.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E. L

New York: Random House, 1985. First edition. Hardcover. SIGNED. 288pp. Octavo [24 cm] Blue cloth. Near fine/Fine. Signed by the author.

Sold by: Ken Sanders Rare Books, ABAA
$75.00

World's Fair

Doctorow, E.L

NY: Random House, 1985. Advance copy, signed by Doctorow on the title page. Publisher's announcement laid in. National Book Award winner.. Signed by Author. Advance Reading Copy. Stiff wrps. Fine. 8vo.

  • Published: 1985
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: Advance Reading Copy
Sold by: The Legacy Company
$65.00

WORLD'S FAIR

Doctorow, E. L

New York: Random House. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0-394-52528-0 . Wear to DJ; INSCRIBED by author to front free endpaper; 8vo; 288 pages .

  • Published: 1985
  • Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • ISBN: 9780394525280
Sold by: Complete Traveller Antiquarian Bookstore
$63.70