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



The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

True First Edition, Published by Random House in 1948

Presentation Copy Number 248

Custom Leather Binding by Derek Woolf

FINE Condition

Binding Details:  Beautifully rebound by Derek Woolf, Solihull, England in three-quarter black Nigerian calf leather over marbled boards with raised bands to the spine and gilt lettering.

Book Details:  This is a stated first printing of a special presentation copy hand numbered “248” that was presented to booksellers in the U.S. when the book was released. Shaw’s critically acclaimed novel 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 is in FINE condition with the most minimal of surface wear. Internally complete and clean.

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