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Lot 8/0297

SOLD Hammer price: €800, Estimate: €1000-0

The Author’s First Book Algren (Nelson) Somebody in Boots, 8vo N.Y. (The Vanguard Press) 1935, First Edn., with a m/ss postcard signed with sketch of boat, signed by the author, loosely inserted, original light brown cloth, black lettering to spine, original decor. d.j., slight loss to 3 others of spine, otherwise. Fine Copy [Bruccoli A11]. (1) * The story relates to the life of Cass Mc Kay who endures a life of prison, homelessness, and soup kitchens during the height of America’s depression of the 1930’s, particulary in Chicago.

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