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Cockpit by  Jerzy KOSINSKI - Signed First Edition - 1975 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Cockpit

by KOSINSKI, Jerzy

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Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth with gilt and silver lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 248pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket a bit edgeworn and age toned; small inoffensive mar on inner flyleaf from sticker removal. Tight and attractive first edition of this novel by the Polish-American writer (1933-91) who committed suicide. Large and bold on the front flyleaf, he pens "with every best wish" and signs in black marker.




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