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    [Horace McCoy, Leon Uris, et al.] Group of Six First Editions. New York: [various publishers, 1935-1969]. Most are signed or have signed bookplates laid-in. Horace McCoy. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? New York: New York: Simon and Schuster, 1935. First edition. Octavo. [187] pages. Publisher's full beige cloth, front board and spine stamped in rust and black, dust jacket. Cloth binding soiled, worn, toned, bumped. Flaps from another jacket affixed to endleaves, and a portion of the rear jacket panel is affixed to one of the front blanks. Text toned and thumbsoiled, a few gutters overopened. Skewed. Jacket toned, soiled, chipped, torn. Fair.

    [Together with:] Leon Uris. Battle Cry. New York: Putnam's, [1953]. First edition of the author's first book. A signed bookplate is laid-in. Octavo. 505 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, front board and spine stamped in red, dust jacket. Some rubbing, soiling to cloth binding. Endleaves a bit toned and soiled. Bookplate to front pastedown. Jacket spine sunned and chipped. Jacket panels, edgeworn, chipped, with a few short creased tears and some soiling. Good.

    [And:] E. L. Doctorow. Big as Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, [1966]. First edition. With a signed bookplate by Doctorow laid-in. Octavo. 218 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, spine stamped in gilt, dust jacket. Cloth spine sunned, rubbed, and soiled, boards rubbed, bumped, and soiled, faint ink markings on front pastedown. Slightly skewed. Jacket toned, soiled, edgeworn, chipped, with several creased tears. Fair.

    [And:] John Irving. Setting Free the Bears. New York: New York: Random House, [1968]. First edition of the author's first book. With a signed bookplate laid-in. Octavo. 335 pages. Publisher's red cloth backstrip over red boards, front board stamped in blind, spine stamped in gilt, dust jacket. Some rubbing, soiling to cloth binding, some soiling, creasing, wear to endleaves. Edge of text block soiled. Jacket toned, rubbed, soiled, with some minor chipping and small tears. A faint paperclip mark is on the upper jacket edge. Good.

    [And:] Elmore Leonard. The Moonshine War. New York: Doubleday, 1969. First edition of the author's first non-western title. Signed by him on the title-page. Octavo. 236 pages. Publisher's green cloth backstrip over black cloth boards, spine lettered in black, dust jacket. Cloth spine toned, rubbed, soiled. Front pastedown bubbling, bookplate on front free endpaper. Mild occasional soiling in text. Skewed. Jacket spine toned, soiled, and rubbed, jacket panels rubbed, soiled, with some creasing. Good.

    [And:] John Nichols. The Milagro Beanfield War. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, [1974]. First edition. Signed by Nichols on the front free endpaper. Octavo. 445 pages. Publisher's full black cloth, spine stamped in gilt, dust jacket. Cloth binding mildly rubbed. Jacket spine sunned and rubbed, jacket panels rubbed. Very good.


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