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The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw, 1948, 1st Edition, Custom Leather Binding



The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

True First Edition, Published by Random House in 1948

Full Leather Custom Binding and Slipcase

FINE Condition

Binding Details:  Beautifully rebound by Derek Woolf, Solihull, England in full red Nigerian calf leather with raised bands to the spine and gilt lettering. The pastedowns and endpapers are hand marbled. The book is housed in a custom made full leather slipcase.

Book Details:  This is the stated first edition, first printing of Irwin Shaw’s critically acclaimed novel that explores the lives of 3 ordinary soldiers (2 American and 1 German) during the course of World War II. Along with The Naked and Dead and From Here to Eternity, it is considered one of the greatest war novels ever written.

The basis for the 1958 movie by Edward Dmytryk starring Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, Dean Martin, and Hope Lange.

The book measures approximately 8.5” x 6”, 689 pages.

Condition Report: The binding and slipcase are in FINE condition with minimal surface wear. Internally complete and clean with superficial marks to the page ends.

Photographs of the book and slipcase appear in the photo section of the listing.