This novel is set in New York in the days of the Depression. It is the story of Billy Bathgate, who joins the notorious Dutch Schulz gang as a good luck charm, protege and apprentice mobster. Other work by the author includes "Ragtime" and "The Book of Daniel".This novel is set in New York in the days of the Depression. It is the story of Billy Bathgate, who joins the notorious Dutch Schulz gang as a good luck charm, protege and apprentice mobster. Other work by the author includes "Ragtime" and "The Book of Daniel".Read Less
VG+ Used, Like New in VG+ jacket. SOFT COVER, VG+/VG+, Plume, 1998, Reprint, 336 pages, 0.87 in. H x 7.96 in. L x 5.31 in. W, 11 oz. This copy has very minimal signs of use, is a former library copy with the usual markings, appears almost uncirculated, is MYLAR jacketed, is in Excellent Condition Overall. Special Notes on this book: clear coat plastic adhered to jacket makes the book stronger, and looking new longer. Cover is stain resistant. Book is better than new! Note: expect tanning of any paperback more than a few years old, regardless of condition.
Very Good in Fine jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Random House Hardcover and Jacket Fourth Printing. Book Very Good in Fine Jacket. Reddish-brown cloth over boards, gilt facsimile author signature on cover, gilt imprinted title on spine. Solidly bound, spine ends slightly bumped, corners sharp. Internals fine-unmarked, clear and crisp pages. Jacket unblemished. New York: Random House, 1989 Fourth Printing. 6.25" x 9.50" tall; 323pp.
As New in As New jacket. Random House Hardcover and Dustjacket Fine Condition. Brown cloth over boards, gilt facsimile signature on cover, gilt imprint on spine. Solidly bound, white and brown end-bands intact, square, corners sharp, a slight dimple at spine tail edge. Gray jacket blue and yellow lettering. Billy squeezes himself into the inner circle of the Dutch Schultz gang and ends up as protege to one of the great murdering gangsters of his time. New York: Random House, 1989 First Edition First Printing. 6.25" x 9.5" tall; 323pp.
New in mylar cover. Mylar cover may show some rub wear. 323,  p.; 24 cm. "Of the first edition...three hundred copies have been specially bound. These books are signed by the author and numbered 1 to 300"--Prelim. p. . "A limited first edition of this book has been privately printed by the Franklin Library"--Verso of t.p. FIRST, STATED. == 127--
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