Doctorow, E. L. Big as Life

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Simon & Schuster. New York. 1966. First edition.

Inscribed by Doctorow and dated in the year of publication: "To --, friends and neighbors, whom I did not know soon enough to put in this book" and signed "Ed Doctorow".  Doctorow and the inscribees went on to enjoy a 50-year friendship.

Doctorow's second book, a science fiction novel never re-published at his insistence.

Very good, some toning to the board edges, spotting to red topstain, some yellowing to front and rear pastedowns and endpapers.  Hold the book at a certain angle and you'll also notice indentations to the front board where someone has used the book as a writing surface.  Dust wrapper is about very good, writing indentations on front panel (note: no ink bleed through, just indentations), rubbing to extremities and spotting to interior.