Book #15992

Homer & Langley - 1st Edition/1st Printing

E. L. Doctorow

Binding: Full-Leather
Book Condition: As New
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 2009.

Price: $140.00

A beautiful first edition/first printing, preceding the trade edition. As New condition, never taken out of its original shrink-wrap. SIGNED by author E. L. Doctorow.

The tale of the Collyer brothers and New York hermits Homer and Langley Collyer, Great War veteran who live on Fifth Avenue and scavenge the streets, hoarding the daily newspapers as research for Langley’s proposed dateless newspaper in the living museum of artifacts.

Contains all of the classic Easton Press trimmings: premium leather; silk moiré endpapers; distinctive design with raised bands. Cover accented in 22KT gold with gilt page edges; satin marker; long-lasting, high quality, acid-neutral paper; sewn pages for strength and durability.

Author Bio

E. L. Doctorow

Edgar Lawrence Doctorow was born January 6, 1931 in New York. After serving as a corporal in the Army, Doctorow became a reader for a motion picture company and was inspired to begin his career as a writer. His works include Ragtime (1975), which received the National Book Critics Circle Award and was also adapted into a 1981 film, nominated for eight Academy awards. Another of Doctorow’s works includes Billy Bathgate, which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the William Dean Howells Medal of the Academy of Arts and Letters for “the best novel of the previous five-year period”.

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