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Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale

Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale

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Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale

by Herman Wouk

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  • Hardcover
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New York: Venture/Simon and Schuster, 1947. FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST PRINTING THUS. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. ORIGINAL UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. HATFIELD BOOKS AND MEMORABILIA, a FIVE STAR SELLER, presents the FIRST EDITION of HERMAN WOUK'S very first novel: AURORA DAWN, written during his final year's on a WWII ship in the Pacific fleet. Later on, Wouk would win the Pulitzer Prize for CAINE MUTINY, and his WIND'S OF WAR would become a famous television mini-series. Many other novelists, publishers and historians have called Wouk "an American Tolstoy." The 1947 date on the copyright page matches the 1947 on the title page, making this a FIRST EDITION THUS, FIRST PRINTING THUS. 5 1/2" x 8 1/8", 241 pages, with the ORIGINAL DUST JACKET. Overall book is NEAR FINE. Pages = FINE: old price on first fep, light staining from glue on front reverse cover and first and last fep's, else very clear, tight, sharp, no additional marks. Cover (blue cloth boards with gold gilt design and "H W" on front, gold gilt particulars on spine) = very good plus: rubbing to all, bumping to lower front corner, else extremely tight, clear and square, with no added marks. ORIGINAL DUST JACKET (grey paper with sketch of a wedding couple front, particulars in pink and white) = Very Good: moderate chipping to outside and top edges, 1/2" tear to top of spine, some rubbing to spine, some type of label removed from back taking off some of the print, else entire, fully readable, colors true. A TRUE COLLECTOR'S EDITION!


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Aurora Dawn or, The True History of Andrew Reale
Herman Wouk
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Used - Near Fine
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very good
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First edition thus, First printing thus
Venture/Simon and Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
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