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Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It by  Studs TERKEL - Signed First Edition - 1995 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Coming of Age: The Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It

by TERKEL, Studs

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New York: The New Press, 1995. Hardcover. Small 4to. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and black paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xxvi, 468pp. Near fine/fine. A tight and attractive first edition of this thick (to cite front jacket panel) "Story of Our Century by Those Who've Lived It" -- with a fine gold-bordered bookplate on half-title page signed boldly by the author in black fineline: "Peace! / Studs Terkel."


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