The Book of Daniel by E. L. Doctorow (1971) first edition book


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Random House, 1971. Hardcover. 8vo. 393 pp. First edition, first printing. Cloth binding. Red upper textblock topstain. Fair condition. Boards are rubbed along joints, edges and a bit faded at the head of the spine. Former owner's name and phone number in ink on rear endpaper, along with an evident effort at inkpen resuscitation in the form of a swirl figure (this book crime courtesty of one 'M. Bruck'). Dust jacket is a bit chipped along periphery with some smudging to front panel and is missing a small (2cm or so) chunk of upper jacket spine (see photos). The Book of Daniel was Doctorow's third novel.

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