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Fast Start, Fast Finish by  Stephen Birmingham - Hardcover - 1966 - from Odds and Ends Shop and Biblio.com

Fast Start, Fast Finish

by Birmingham, Stephen

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


New American Library. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. The pages are clean, no tears or soiling. The pages and binding are tight. The top and bottom of the covers have light scuffing on the top of the spine from shelf wear. Pages are rough cut on middle page ends. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 280 pages; Can't find a description, but it seems to be very witty as in this scene: A house on The Lane. Edgar Willey, VP of the Cellex Corporation had just found out new-comer Charlie Lord was a painter. After showing amazement that anyone living on The Lane could make a living, Edgar stated he wasn't the arty type, but that he had a nice collection of courier knives. Charlie is puzzled by the term, courier knives. Edgar offers to show them and begins to mention their titles. Then Charlie says, "Oh Currier and Ives. " Will combine shipping on more than one book. .


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