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Dexter, Pete. THE PAPERBOY. Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library/The Signed First Edition Society, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

The author's fifth novel. Limited Edition, as stated. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. There is no ISBN. A brilliant production by Franklin Mint: Brown leather boards with gilt flying-papers-inspired abstract design on the cover and gilt titles on the spine, as issued. Text by Pete Dexter. "Special Message" Essay Introduction by the author appeared in this Limited Edition only. Eric Dinyer was commissioned to create the color frontispiece. Gilt titles on cover and spine. Gilt paper edges. Letter from The Publisher laid-in. Marbled endpapers. Bound-in satin ribbon marker. Without DJ, as issued. "Proves his ability to shift to completely different venues with ease. Set in the fetid swamps of northern Florida, the novel concerns the legal case of Hillary Van Wetter, who has been condemned to death for the murder of the county sheriff. Nineteen-year-old Jack James, son of the local newspaper publisher and delivery boy for the daily editions, narrates the story. Dexter has created vibrant characters who fit snugly in their hot, languid setting" (Gilbert Taylor). A "must-have" title for Pete Dexter collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in blue pen on the Front Limitation Page by Pete Dexter. This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a long time even though it went into subsequent printings. This is one of relatively few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Winner of the National Book Award in 1988 for "Paris Trout". One of the finest living American writers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PETE DEXTER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B000L97UVM. $60.00

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