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    Philip Wylie: Gladiator. (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930), first edition, 332 pages, yellow cloth with black titles and red decoration, 12mo (5.5" x 7.75"), very good in a price-clipped jacket with a small piece missing at the back upper corner and a separated but present piece at the head of the spine which affects the title, else the striking (and rare) cover is still bright. The book is housed in a beautiful custom quarter leather clamshell case with five raised spine bands, gilt titles and decoration, and marbled boards. The author's third novel and considered by many science fiction critics to be the prototype of the comic book hero Superman. From the Ventura Collection.

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