Signed First Editions of Doctorow's First Two Books

    E. L. Doctorow. Two Signed First Editions, including: Welcome to Hard Times. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First edition, first printing. Signed by Doctorow on the title page. Small octavo. 180 pages. Original cream cloth over orange paper boards, with lettering in black; top edge stained red. Spine has darkened. Pages toned, as usual. Front panel of dust jacket is rubbed; spine and back panel yellowed. Very good or better. [and:] Big As Life. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1966. First edition, first printing. Signed by Doctorow on the title page. Small octavo. 218 pages. Original full red cloth with gilt lettering; top edge stained red. Minor paper loss to front pastedown. Small crease to bottom edge of red panel of dust jacket. Fine.

    Signed copies of Doctorow's first two books, including his scarce second book, Big As Life, a science fiction novel that has never been reprinted, per Doctorow's instructions.

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