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Little Caesar.

Published: New York: The Dial Press, 1929

Stock code: 90678

Price: £2,250

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First edition, first printing, of the author’s landmark first book. With the book label on the front free endpaper of novelist and playwright Derek Marlowe who wrote the best-selling novel A Dandy in Aspic (1966). Scarce in dust jacket.

Octavo. Original blue cloth, titles to front board and spine in yellow, insignia to front board in blind. With the dust jacket. Extremities lightly chipped, single bump to fore edge of rear board and to bottom corners of boards, small tape repair to upper corner of front free endpaper, light foxing to endpapers and endleaves. An excellent copy in a creased and chipped jacket with visible repair to tail of spine panel and several tape repairs to the verso.

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