Days in the Yellow Leaf [Tom Wolfe's copy]: HOFFMAN, William (1925-2009) Days in the Yellow Leaf [Tom Wolfe's copy]: HOFFMAN, William (1925-2009) Days in the Yellow Leaf [Tom Wolfe's copy]: HOFFMAN, William (1925-2009)

Days in the Yellow Leaf [Tom Wolfe's copy]

HOFFMAN, William (1925-2009)

Published by Doubleday, New York, 1958
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First Edition (so stated) of the author's second novel. 8vo: 354pp. Publisher's mustard-yellow linen, spine lettered in black, fore-edge untrimmed, illustrated dust jacket priced $3.95. Fine, apparently unread copy, in an about Fine jacket, head of spine panel lightly rubbed. Provenance: Inscribed in blue ink to the front fly leaf: "Tom Wolfe / His Book." Wolfe and Hoffman were classmates in the 1950s at Washington and Lee University, where both studied creative writer with George Foster. If Wolfe's celebrity is now greater, Hoffman also earned a measure of success, receiving the John Dos Passos Prize For Literature, an O. Henry Prize and the Dashiell Hammett Award. As was ttrue of The Trumpet Unblown, his debut novel, he drew upon his war experiences for Days in the Yellow Leaf (the title is from Byron: "My days are in the yellow leaf; / The flowers and fruits of Love are gone;"). In all, Hoffman published thirteen novels and four books of short stories. He lived in Charlotte Court House, Virginia. Note: With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, with dust jackets carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1135

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Title: Days in the Yellow Leaf [Tom Wolfe's copy]

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1958

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Printing.

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