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What's To Become of the Boy?, Or Something to Do with Books

By: Boll, Heinrich

Price: £7.72

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1985

Edition: First English Edition

Seller ID: 432368

ISBN: 0436054566

Condition: Good


Hardcover; first English edition. Jacket is a little edgeworn, and faintly sunned on spine, with much wrinkling of laminate on front: cosmetic effect only. Leading corners of jacket and hardcover are slightly bumped. Faint foxing on page block. All text is clear, on sound pages. TS View more info

The Portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A.

By: Bolton, Arthur T. (ed.)

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, Sir John Soane's Museum: 1927

Seller ID: 465044z

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Page block is dirty and foxed. Foxing at front and rear. Binding is sound, and the text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

The Portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A.

By: Bolton, Arthur T. (ed.)

Price: £23.75

Publisher: London, Sir John Soane's Museum: 1927

Seller ID: 465045y

Condition: Good


Hardcover. No jacket. Minor exterior wear. Page block and a few pages are foxed. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Margaret Mahler: A Biography of the Psychoanalyst

By: Bond, Alma Halbert

Price: £25.55

Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Company Inc: 2008

Seller ID: 443216

ISBN: 0786433558

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Slight marks on rear cover; edges, leading corners and spine ends are a little worn; two or three small marks on page block. Text is clear on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

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Edward Gibbon: Memoirs of My Life

By: Bonnard, Georges A. (ed.)

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Nelson: 1966

Seller ID: 450456

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good, jacket in acceptable condition. First edition. Dust jacket is marked and scored. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn and nicked. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped; edges are worn. A few marks on page block. Name penned on FEP. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson: Volume Three: August 1879 - September 1882

By: Booth, Bradford A.; Mehew, Ernest (eds.)

Price: £6.28

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A.& London, U.K., Yale University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 419291

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket is quite scuffed and a little edge-worn. Jacket has a number of light surface scratches. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased, with one or two nicks. Gilt lettering on spine. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Rear leading corners of boards are a little dented. One or two grubby marks on page block. Pages are a little tanned around edges. Binding is sound, pages are tight and contents are clear. AF View more info

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End and Beginning: On the Generations of Cultures and the Origins of the West

By: Borkenau, Franz; Lowenthal, Richard (eds.)

Price: £18.05

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1981

Seller ID: 471336

ISBN: 0231050666

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Light sunning and shelfwear to the jacket. A few faint marks on the page block. The pages are clean and sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

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Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant

By: Borman, Tracy

Price: £12.00

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press (an Imprint of Grove/Atlantic, Inc.): 2014

Seller ID: 483481

ISBN: 0802123171

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. First US edition. Very good condition. Minor bumps to the hardcover spine foot. Pages are clean; all content is clear. CM View more info

Lost Hero

By: Bose, Mihir

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Quartet Books: 1982

Seller ID: 259059

ISBN: 070432301X

Condition: Good


From the collection of Doctor Peter Lowe. Jacket sun tanned on spine. Shelfwear on some edges and corners. Page block grubby. Binding slightly cocked. Contents clean and sound. MB View more info

Osbert - A Portrait of Osbert Lancaster

By: Boston, Richard

Price: £5.10

Publisher: UK, Collins: 1989

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 189091

ISBN: 0002163241

Condition: Very Good


Pages clean, bright and tight View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides: Volume V

By: Boswell, James

Price: £14.01

Publisher: London, U.K., George Routledge and Sons: 1885

Seller ID: 213226

Condition: Good


Text is clean, clear and bright throughout. Ex-library copy with white writing at bottom of spine, and the imprint of a stamp on the title page. Illustrated with portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Rough cut page edges. Number 289 of 500 copies. Cover is sturdy but quite worn, showing shelfwear and a small hole in the spine, where a sticker has been removed. There are also holes on the (blank) f.e.p. where a sticker has been removed. View more info

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

By: Boswell, James

Price: £139.65

Publisher: London, T. Cadell and W. Davies: 1807

Seller ID: 446453a

Condition: Good


Hardcovers in good condition. No jackets. Fifth edition, revised and augmented, in four volumes. Boards and spines are worn, faded and scored. Abrasions on spines and rear board of volume three. Title plates on spines are partially detached and torn. Halves of volume three and two title plates are detached and laid in the volumes. Abrasions on worn and bumped leading corners and edges. Spine ends are chipped and nicked. Three centimetre portion of cover on volume four sp... View more info

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Boswell's Life of Johnson in Six Volumes

By: Boswell, James; Hill, George Birkbeck (ed.); Powell, L. F. (ed.)

Price: £395.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1934

Seller ID: 477511

Condition: Very Good


Hardcovers with jackets in very good condition for age. Six volumes. Plastic-protected jackets are marked, sunned and edge-worn, with one or two minor nicks. Light wear and bumps on hardcovers. Page blocks and endpapers are marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Botham's Century: My 100 Great Cricketing Characters

By: Botham, Ian; Hayter, Peter

Price: £7.60

Publisher: London, CollinsWillow: 2001

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 453629

ISBN: 0002189569

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, signed by Botham on title page. Minor wear at points on jacket; two or three marks on page block. Content is clear on sound, clean pages. TS View more info

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Every Man a Phoenix: Studies in Seventeenth-Century Autobiography

By: Bottrall, Margaret

Price: £6.38

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1958

Seller ID: 442545

Condition: Good


Hardcover without jacket in good condition; unsigned dedication from author penned on FEP. Two small marks on spine, which is bumped at ends; page block is foxed; item is slightly cocked. Pages are clean and text is clear. TS View more info

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Every Man a Phoenix: Studies in Seventeenth-century Autobiography

By: Bottrall, Margaret

Price: £5.70

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1958

Seller ID: 471832

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover with jacket in acceptable condition. Jacket is lightly marked. Jacket spine is slightly faded. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are worn, torn and chipped. Hardcover is slightly tanned and edge-worn. Page block and a few pages are lightly marked. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

The Letters of the Third Viscount Palmerston to Laurence and Elizabeth Sulivan 1804-1863

By: Bourne, K.

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, Offices of the Royal Historical Society, University College, London: 1979

Seller ID: 195329

ISBN: 0901050555

Condition: Very Good


Binding is slightly grubby but otherwise very well preserved. pages are clean and crisp and printing is tight clean and bright throughout. View more info

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Lula of Brazil: The Story so Far

By: Bourne, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Zed Books Ltd: 2008

Seller ID: 486215

ISBN: 1848130112

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Serials Librarianship

By: Bourne, Ross, Ed.

Price: £15.92

Publisher: London, Library Association Publishing: 1980

Seller ID: 085156

ISBN: 0853657211

Condition: Very Good


VG+ paperback. Ex-library copy with a single book plate to show this. 257 pp. View more info

English Novelists (Britain in Pictures)

By: Bowen, Elizabeth

Price: £3.83

Publisher: London, William Collins: 1945

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 032691

Condition: Good


With 8 plates in colour and 19 b/w illustrations. Minor wear along the spine. View more info

Gordon Brown

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Harper Collins.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 246977

ISBN: 000717540x

Condition: Good


First edition hardcover with light shelfwear; contents clean and sound. TPW View more info

Branson

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Fourth Estate: 2000

Seller ID: 251447

ISBN: 1841153869

Condition: Very Good


Slight wear on top corner of front of jacket, and creased upper edge, spine and rear. Price cut from inner front flap. Slight bump on head and foot of hardcover spine; otherwise the item is in excellent condition throughout, with tight binding, clean pages and clear text. TH. View more info

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Conrad and Lady Black: Dancing on the Edge

By: Bower, Tom

Price: £9.03

Publisher: London, Harper Press (An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers): 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 473642

ISBN: 0007232349

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. First edition. One or two very faint scores on the jacket. Pages are clean; all text and images are clear. CM View more info

The Monks of Durham: Life in a Fifteenth-Century Monastery (Cambridge Introduction to the History of Mankind)

By: Boyd, Anne

Price: £6.05

Publisher: Cambridge/London/New York/Melbourne, Cambridge University Press: 1975

Seller ID: 025633

ISBN: 0521206472

Condition: Very Good


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The Era of Goethe

By: Boyd, James

Price: £6.37

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Basil Blackwell: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 092903

Condition: Good


frontispiece portrait of author, b/w illustrations, gilt lettering to spine, softening and small tears to head of spine, softening to tail of spine, previous owner's name on FEP, text clean and tight View more info

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T. S. Eliot

By: Bradbrook, M. C.

Price: £2.38

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co Ltd: 1950

Seller ID: 421763

Condition: Good


Staple-bound paperback. Pen and a few further minor marks on tanned covers. Lightly worn edges and spine; leading corners are a little bent, slightly affecting a few pages within. Details penned on FEP, which has imprint from paperclip on upper edge, imprinting onto next page. Mark on title page; library stamp on colophon; pages are a little tanned, but all text remains clear, and binding is sound throughout. Bibliographical Series of Supplements to 'British Book News' s... View more info

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T. S. Eliot

By: Bradbrook, M. C.

Price: £3.80

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co. Ltd.: 1950

Seller ID: 453505

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Sixty-two pages. Bibliographical series of Supplements to 'British Book News'. Published for the British Council and the National Book League. Covers are tanned, lightly marked and edge worn. Previous owner's name penned on front cover. Minor creases on covers, slightly affecting pages. Text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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But Some Became Stars

By: Bradfield, Susi

Price: £13.50

Publisher: Jerusalem, Israel, Gefen Publishing House: 1998

Inscription: Signed and Dedicated By Author

Seller ID: 481834

ISBN: 9652291935

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. Signed and dedicated by the author on the FEP. Slight bumps and wear to the jacket and hardcover spine ends. Pages are clean; all text is clear. CM View more info

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A General's Life: An Autobiography by General of the Army

By: Bradley, Omar N.; Blair, Clay (eds.)

Price: £15.20

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1983

Seller ID: 462794

ISBN: 0283990198

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition. From the collection of Sir Edgar Williams. Slight marks to the board edges. The lightest of sunning and edgewear to the jacket. Label on the rear inner flap. Some foxing to the page block. All pages are clean, with clear text and images. CM View more info

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Boswell in Search of a Wife

By: Brady, Frank; Pottle, Frederick A. (eds.)

Price: £18.05

Publisher: Melbourne, London, Toronto, Heinemann Asia: 1957

Seller ID: 471927

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket is protected with a clear cellophane cover. Foxed jacket with a few bumps and nicks. One or two minor scores on boards. Light foxing and tanning on page block. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Minor marks on pages. Text and illustrations are clear. AF View more info

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Boccaccio: The Man and His Works

By: Branca, Vittore; McAuliffe, Dennis J. (ed.)

Price: £16.00

Publisher: The Harvester Press: 1976

Seller ID: 482298

ISBN: 0814709532

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket in good condition. Plastic-protected jacket is marked and worn. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are creased and nicked. Jacket and hardcover spine ends are bumped. Minor abrasion on front of jacket. Jacket and hardcover rear upper edges are stained. Pen on front inner flap. Boards are lightly marked, faded and lifting on leading edges. Page block is lightly foxed. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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The Berg-Schoenberg Correspondence: Selected Letters

By: Brand, Julianne; Hailey, Christopher; Harris, Donald (eds.)

Price: £16.15

Publisher: New York and London, W.W Norton & Company: 1987

Seller ID: 449295

ISBN: 0393019195

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Rather tanned dust jacket with a few scores and two or three bumps. Small nick on jacket spine head. Slight wear on upper leading corners. Upper leading corner of front flap is clipped. A few light marks on page block. Hardcover spine ends and front lower leading corner are bumped. Some pages are creased on leading corners. Binding is sound, pages are clean, and the text is clear. AF View more info

The Letters of John Dove

By: Brand, R. H.

Price: £11.79

Publisher: London, MacMillan: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111209

Condition: Good


A nice clean copy with only slight tanning and wear to jacket, and a little spotting to bottom of page block. Dark blue cloth cover with gilt stamped design on front board and gilt lettering to spine, in very nice condition, and with contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Murder by Nail : Being an Episode in the Career of Jasper Shrig of Bow Street with Particulars of His Highly Original Methods in the Wrybrook Case

By: Brandonleigh, Ed.; Farnol, Jeffery (ed.)

Price: £54.12

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston and Co.:

Edition: No Earlier Edition Stated

Seller ID: 110250

Condition: Very Good


Not dated but circa 1920's/30's. Sun fading to spine, minor softening to tail of spine, soiling to top of page block, minor creasing and soiling to top edges of pages 307-329, otherwise text is clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

Something Sensational to Read on the Train

By: Brandreth, Gyles

Price: £15.29

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2009

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 283133

ISBN: 1848543115

Condition: Good


Price clipped hardcover. Signed by author. Superficial marks and minor edgewear on jacket. Page block face and head have a few light marks. Birthday message on dedication page (not related to author). Contents are sound, clean, clear. BW View more info

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Evelyn's Diary and Correspondence

By: Bray, William (ed.)

Price: £14.16

Publisher: London, U.K., Frederick Warne and Co. Ltd.: 1900

Seller ID: 419022

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. This book was not published in 1900; it does not have a publication date. Cavendish edition. Boards are slightly rubbed and have one or two light surface marks. Spine is a little cocked. Spine edges are slightly rubbed and ends are worn, bumped and nicked. Leading corners are worn. Page block is tanned and has a few surface marks and age spots. Letter dated 1948 is laid in between pages 486 and 487. Hinges are a little cracked and binding is sl... View more info

T. S. Eliot

By: Braybrooke, Neville

Price: £5.42

Publisher: Garnstone Press: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 050807

ISBN: 0900391820

Condition: Good


A 'Symposium for His Seventieth Birthday' first published in 1958, Usual library labels and stamps. Jacket is plastic protected. Cover in good condition. Page block a little dirtied. All contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Memoirs of Samuel Pepys, ESQ, FRS Comprising His Diary from 1659 to 1669 and a Selection from His Private Correspondence

By: Braybrooke, Richard Lord (Editor)

Price: £11.15

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne and Co.:

Seller ID: 022863

Condition: Good


Some rubbing to corners of covers and along edges of spine. Pages unevenly cut. Text is beautifully clean, bright and tight. Dark blue board with gilt lettering and along top of page block. View more info

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Madeline McDowell Breckinridge; - Primary Source Edition

By: Breckinridge, Sophonisba Preston

Price: £15.20

Publisher: Nabu Press: 2014

Seller ID: 458740

ISBN: 1294517066

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Facsimile reprint of original 1921 text. HCW View more info

The Edwardians

By: Brent, Peter

Price: £0.96

Publisher: London, BBC Book Publishing: 1972

Seller ID: 053684

ISBN: 0563123494

Condition: Good


Creasing to spine, Text / illustrations clean, tight and bright. View more info

The Life of Henry Irving: Volumes I & II

By: Brereton, Austin

Price: £19.10

Publisher: London, New York, Bombay, Calcutta, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1908

Seller ID: 296036

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Two-volume set. Distinctive gilt illustration on boards, and gilt lettering on spine. Boards are a little edge-worn, with some patchy fading and a few light surface marks. Spines are a little faded, with a few light surface marks. Spine ends are worn, bumped and nicked. Leading corners are quite worn. Page block and endpapers are rather faded. Pages are slightly sunned. Upper leading corners of pages 69-87 of Volume I are slightly creased. Bind... View more info

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Autobiographies By Croatian Writers

By: Bresic, Vinko

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Zagreb-Dubrovnik, P.E.N. Croatian Centre and Most/The Bridge: 1993

Seller ID: 468199

Condition: Very Good


Paperback in very good condition. Light marks and shelfwear to the cover. A few minor marks on the page block. All pages are sound and clean; the text is clear. CM View more info

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The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist

By: Breytenbach, Breyten

Price: £4.47

Publisher: London, U.K., Faber and Faber: 1984

Seller ID: 298337

ISBN: 0571133932

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Dust jacket is a little edge-worn and scuffed, with several light surface scratches and small indentations. Moderate wear to jacket spine ends and leading corners. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Page block is considerably age-spotted, and has one or two additional stains and marks. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF View more info

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The True Confessions of an Albino Terrorist

By: Breytenbach, Breyten

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber Limited: 1984

Seller ID: 481164

ISBN: 0571133932

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition, with jacket in good condition. First edition. Jacket is lightly scored and worn. Minor creases and bumps on edges. Jacket spine is sunned. Page block is lightly marked and tanned. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

The Collected Papers of Henry Bradley

By: Bridges, Robert

Price: £12.10

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1928

Seller ID: 445781

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Acceptable condition. Ex-academic library (Oxford University). Library label residue on spine foot. Library labels on front pastedown and rear endpaper. Library stamps on front pastedown and last page of text. Boards are very grubby, with numerous marks and stains. Spine is faded and grubby. Spine ends and leading corners are a little worn and bumped. Head and foot of page block are somewhat grubby. Pages are rough-cut. Two-centimetre tear on u... View more info

A Dictionary of Twentieth Century World Biography (Oxford Reference)

By: Briggs, Asa (ed.)

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 106059

ISBN: 0192831240

Condition: Good


Minor wear along spine and edges of front cover, creases on spine, soiling to bottom of page block, light yellowing to pages, otherwise text is clean, bright and tight throughout. Third Edition. View more info

A Woman of Passion: Life of E.Nesbit, 1858-1924

By: Briggs, Julia.

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1987

Seller ID: 262100

ISBN: 009168210X

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Jacket covered in plastic jacket. Plastic jacket is slightly wrinkled and split/torn on the upper leading corners and spine head. Dust jacket is slightly sunned on and around the edges on front side. Page block head lightly foxed, there's a small stain on page block face. Pages are bright, clean, crisp, in very good condition. BW View more info

Dr Richard Bright (1789-1858)

By: Bright, Pamela

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1983

Seller ID: 273270

ISBN: 0370304748

Condition: Good


Hardcover with dust jacket. Scoring on jacket, with tear at head of jacket spine. Minor loss on front upper jacket edge; lower edges a little worn. Slightly bumped upper leading corners of jacket and hardcover. Smudge on BEP. Pages are clean and printing is clear. MB View more info

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Looking for Milligan: The fascinating search for William Milligan, a pioneering doctor of the Swan River colony c. 1795-1851

By: Brine, John

Price: £2.84

Publisher: Australia, The Milligan Society: 1991

Seller ID: 301910

ISBN: 0646030914

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with tiny scrape on lower edge of front cover. Foot of page block is slightly grubby. Pages are clean, binding is sound, and text remains clear throughout. T View more info

John Stuart Mill

By: Britton, Carl

Price: £4.47

Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, Penguin Books Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 191335

Condition: Good


Paper cover is sound with very slight signs of wear at ends of spine. Pages are clean and bright throughout. Yellowing to page edges. Previous owner's name on front inside cover. View more info