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Welcome to Hard Times by  E.L Doctorow - Signed First Edition - 1960 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA and Biblio.com

Welcome to Hard Times

by Doctorow, E.L

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good+


New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First Edition. Near Fine/Very Good+. First edition. Signed by author on title page. 180, [1] pp. Original half cloth lettered in black. Near Fine, pages toned with age, tiny stain on fore edge, in Very Good+ unclipped ($3.50) dust jacket with small surface tear to front panel, two small scratches on spine pane, rubbing along edges. A nice signed copy of the author's first novel.


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