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Blues Lessons by  Robert HELLENGA - Signed First Edition - 2002 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Blues Lessons

by HELLENGA, Robert

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New York: Scribner, 2002. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue paper over boards with metallic blue spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 330pp. Very good/fine. Several inoffensive stray marks on rear board. Pristine, tight first edition of this fiction set in Appleton, Michigan in the 1950s. Handsomely signed and inscribed by the author in black ink in his calligraphic script on the title page: "To Allen -- / (fellow Romantic) / Bob Hellenga."


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