Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo; [xviii], 323,  pages
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1989.
Illustrator: Illustrated by John Jinks
A special Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in Fine condition, few minute scrapes to gilt pages, SIGNED by author E. L. Doctorow.
In the Bronx of the 1930s, 15-year-old Billy Bathgate hooks up with a legendary mobster, Dutch Schultz. After Billy falls for Schulz's latest girlfriend, he begins to question the actions of the mob he was so eager to join. As he seeks to protect the young woman, he gains strength in following his own heart and makes a courageous passage from boyhood to adulthood.
Winner of the 1990 PEN/Faulkner Award.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best.