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The Philadelphian   (Signed) by  Richard POWELL - Signed First Edition - 1956 - from abookshop and

The Philadelphian (Signed)

by POWELL, Richard

Condition: Near Fine/VG+

NY: Scribners, 1956. Bound in black cloth and grey boards, stamped in red. The dustwrapper was tape reinforced on the spine ends (probably back in the 50's) and shows some shadowing to the edges. Neatly signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Basis for the 1959 Vincent Sherman film, "The Young Philadelphian," that starred Paul Newman. An acceptable copy, especially signed. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/VG+.


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