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THE END OF PITY AND OTHER STORIES..

by Macauley, Robie

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New York: McDowell, Obolensky Inc., [1957].. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The author's second book and first collection of short fiction. A fine copy in good dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, dust soiling to rear panel, and several internal tape mends. (#114047)

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