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A Kid for Two Farthings by  Wolf Mankowitz - First Edition - 1954 - from Turn-The-Page Books (SKU: 068232)

A Kid for Two Farthings

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A Kid for Two Farthings

by Mankowitz, Wolf

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  • Hardcover
  • First
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New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1954. Square and clean in tweeded cloth binding. Prior owner's embossed stamp on front flyleaf. 120pp. Unclipped jacket is shelf rubbed, offered now in a new mylar cover. First line: "It was thanks to Mr. Kandinsky that Joe knew a unicorn when he saw one.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Boswell, James. 12mo - over 6" - 8" Tall.


A Kid for Two Farthings is a 1953 novel by the British writer Wolf Mankowitz, based on the author's experiences of growing up within a Jewish community in London's East End. It was translated into a film by Carol Reed in 1955. Mankowitz himself wrote the screenplay. The story was adapted into a musical play in 1996, and presented at the Bridewell Theatre in London by the Mercury Workshop, starring Ron Moody as Kandinsky.


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A Kid for Two Farthings
Mankowitz, Wolf
Boswell, James
Book condition
second hand - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
First Edition
E. P. Dutton & Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
12mo - over 6" - 8" Tall

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First Edition
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A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [more]
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