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The Life and Times of Anthony A Wood

By: Clarke, Andrew; Powys, Llewelyn

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 485708

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover - World's Classics 580, abridged and with an introduction by Powys - in very good condition: well-preserved, with only a few hints of shelfwear to jacket. Text is clear throughout, and pages are sound and clean. TS View more info

A Young Man's Passage

By: Clary, Julian

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Ebury Press (an Imprint of Random House): 2005

Seller ID: 266718

ISBN: 009189784X

Condition: Good


Softcover is sound with cocked spine, softened spine ends, very lightly worn lower leading corners and minor white spotting on fore-edge of rear board. Page block is a bit grubby. Contents in very good condition with sound binding, clean pages and clear text throughout. Lightly soiled dust jacket has light creases along edges. T View more info

Image for Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Appeared on the Lyric Stage, from the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time; In Two Volumes

Queens of Song: Being Memoirs of Some of the Most Celebrated Female Vocalists Who Have Appeared on the Lyric Stage, from the Earliest Days of Opera to the Present Time; In Two Volumes

By: Clayton, Ellen Creathorne

Price: £126.45

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1863

Seller ID: 436175

Condition: Acceptable


1st Edition. Two volumes set. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Original half morocco with marbled paper over boards. Boards are marked and rubbed. Wear to spine ends, edges and leading corners of boards. Paperpeeling to edges of boards. Leading edges of boards are bumped. Nicks on early pages of volume I. One plate of volume I is loose. One plate of volume II is partially detached. Hinges are visible on title pages. Contents are clear. Foxing of endpapers, prelims, plates and pages, heavy in some places. Illustrated with 6 engraved portraits of following female singers: Elizabeth Billington, Giuditt... View more info

Image for Lenin: Volumes One to Four

Lenin: Volumes One to Four

By: Cliff, Tony

Price: £56.05

Publisher: London, Pluto Press Limited: 1975

Seller ID: 460355

Condition: Good


Paperbacks in good condition. Four volume set. Includes 'Volume One: Building the Party (1975, 0902818570)'; 'Volume Two: All Power to the Soviets' (1976, 0904383067); 'Volume Three: Revolution Besieged' (1978, 0904383091) and 'Volume Four: The Bolsheviks and World Communism' (1979, 086104228). Light scores and edge wear on covers. Spines are creased. Minor nicks on spine head of volume one. Page blocks and half title page of volume four are marked. Previous owner's details penned on half title pages. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Amigo: Friend of the Poor

By: Clifton, Reverend M.

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Herefordshire, Fowler Wright Books Ltd: 1987

Seller ID: 472780

ISBN: 0852441177

Condition: Very Good


Paperback. Light sunning to the cover, otherwise all in very good condition. CM View more info

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James Burnett: Lord Monboddo

By: Cloyd, E. L.

Price: £16.15

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press: 1972

Seller ID: 476028

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. No jacket. Ex-university library. Boards are marked and scored. Leading corners and spine ends are bumped and worn. Labels on spine foot, front pastedown and FEP. Stamps on front pastedown, copyright page and a few pages within. Pen on front pastedown. Text remains clear throughout. HCW View more info

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Double Helix

By: Cluysenaar, Anne; Hewat, Sybil

Price: £16.15

Publisher: London, Carcanet Press: 1982

Seller ID: 452470

ISBN: 0856354287

Condition: Good


Paperback in good condition. Several marks and scores on covers. Leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn. Light crease on front lower leading corner. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Risen By Perseverance: Lives of Self-Made Men

By: Cochrane, Robert

Price: £8.55

Publisher: Edinburgh, W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell: 1885

Seller ID: 465707

Condition: Good


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Boards have bevelled edges. A few small marks and scores on boards. Spine is cocked. Spine ends and leading corners are worn and bumped. Page block is foxed. Name of former owner is penned on FEP. Embossed stamp of former bookseller on reverse of FEP. One or two marks on FEP. Small abrasion on rear pastedown. Foxing at front and rear. Binding remains intact, and the text is clear. AF View more info

Crossing the Line

By: Cockburn, Claud

Price: £4.78

Publisher: London, MacGibbon and Kee: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110077

Condition: Very Good


Second volume of autobiography. Jacket a little rubbed and grubby, a little bumped at edge of spine, overall in very good condition with contents clean, tight and bright. View more info

Past Tense: The Cocteau Diaries (Volume 2)

By: Cocteau, Jean

Price: £6.37

Publisher: Methuen & Co. LTD: 1990

Seller ID: 189290

ISBN: 0413633403

Condition: Good


Sound publication with clean pages and clear content. View more info

Lewis Carroll: Interviews and Recollections

By: Cohen, Morton N. (ed.)

Price: £18.47

Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, Macmillan & Co: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 271908

ISBN: 0333417216

Condition: Good


Hardcover, FFEP has been removed, not ex-lib., from the office collection of Lewis Carroll's former literary agent. Jacket shows a few superficial scores, with slight wear along upper and lower edges. Lower edges of hardcover slightly worn and marked. Jacket spine slightly sunned, and lightly worn on head and foot, with corresponding wear on hardcover spine ends beneath. Minor wear on jacket leading corners; hardcover leading corners are faintly marked. Slightly grubby page block head. Contents remain sound and clear throughout, on clean pages. TS View more info

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Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography, 1888 - 1938

By: Cohen, Stephen F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Wildwood House Limited: 1974

Seller ID: 495636

ISBN: 0704500787

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Plastic-protected jacket is lightly marked and edge-worn. Hardcover spine ends are bumped. Minor score on rear board. Hardcover lower edges, page block and endpapers are lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

Image for Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

Holy Terror: Andy Warhol Close Up

By: Colacello, Bob

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York, Cooper Square Press: 1999

Seller ID: 497195

ISBN: 0815410085

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers are worn and bumped on edges. Minor nick on spine head. Page block is marked. Pages are clean. HCW View more info

Image for Geoffrey Prime: The Imperfect Spy

Geoffrey Prime: The Imperfect Spy

By: Cole, D. J.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1998

Seller ID: 497727

ISBN: 0709060602

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Unread shop stock. HCW View more info

Samuel Butler

By: Cole, G. D. H.

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co.: 1961

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 027851

Condition: Good


Slightly marked cover, library stickers on the FEP, spine and the front cover. From the Writers and Their Works Series (Number 30) View more info

Erik H. Erikson the Growth of His Work

By: Coles, Robert

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Condor Book: 1970

Seller ID: 027152

ISBN: 0285647148

Condition: Good


creasing to the cover, writing on the inside of the flap of the dj in pen and pencil. View more info

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The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite

By: Colin, Beatrice

Price: £7.91

Publisher: London, John Murray: 2008

Seller ID: 447518

ISBN: 0719520711

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition. First edition, first printing. Dust jacket is lightly marked. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped; spine is slightly cocked. One or two minor marks on page block. Contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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The Butcher of Amritsar: General Reginald Dyer

By: Collett, Nigel

Price: £59.50

Publisher: London, Hambledon and London: 2005

Seller ID: 504699

ISBN: 185285457X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Light shelf-wear at jacket corners. Remains in very good condition. TA View more info

Image for Cleo and John: A Biography of the Dankworths

Cleo and John: A Biography of the Dankworths

By: Collier, Graham

Price: £15.20

Publisher: London, Quartet Books Ltd.: 1976

Seller ID: 471550

ISBN: 0704321130

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Includes a letter, from John Dankworth to John Chilton, laid in. The jacket is a little edgeworn. Slight nick to the inner part of the hardcover spine foot. Foxing on the hardcover edges and page block. The closing index page has a small portion chipped on the upper leading corner. All text and images are clear, with sound binding. CM View more info

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Boudica

By: Collingridge, Vanessa

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 2005

Seller ID: 498808

ISBN: 0091898196

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover and jacket in very good condition. Unread shop stock. TS View more info

Brian and Me: An Autobiography

By: Collingwood, Charles

Price: £1.92

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd: 2009

Seller ID: 243828

ISBN: 1843173913

Condition: Very Good


Tear on upper rear of jacket. Book is in very good clean condition with only very minor signs of age, use or other wear. MB View more info

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Talma: A Biography of an Actor

By: Collins, Herbert F.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber Ltd: 1964

Seller ID: 473197

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Jacket is lightly marked and edgeworn, with slight nicks to the leading corners and spine ends. The front board is bumped on the upper edge. The binding is sound; all text is clear. CM View more info

An Artist of Life: The Life and Work of Havelock Ellis

By: Collis, John Stewart

Price: £12.37

Publisher: London & New York, House of Stratus (an Imprint of Stratus Holdings plc): 2001

Seller ID: 427534

ISBN: 1842326333

Condition: Good


Paperback. Covers are a little edge-worn and have one or two minor scores. Small abrasion on spine foot. Slight creasing on leading corners. Binding is sound. Text is clear. AF View more info

Leo Tolstoy

By: Collis, John Stewart

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, House of Stratus: 2001

Seller ID: 428368

ISBN: 1842326406

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with very light wear to edges, leading corners and spine head. One or two marks on page block; faintly creased lower corners of first few pages. All text is clear, binding is sound and pages are clean. TS View more info

The Apprentice Saint

By: COLLIS, Louise

Price: £6.37

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018560

Condition: Good


The story of Margery Kempe. 270 pp. View more info

Image for Giuseppe Baretti, with an Account of His Literary Friendships and Feuds in Italy and in England in the Days of Dr. Johnson

Giuseppe Baretti, with an Account of His Literary Friendships and Feuds in Italy and in England in the Days of Dr. Johnson

By: Collison-Morley, Lacy

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1909

Seller ID: 478456

Condition: Good


Hardcover in good condition for age. No jacket. Ex-university library. From the Taylor Institution, Oxford. Boards are worn. Leading corners are split. Abrasion on front upper edge has been repaired with tape. Spine ends are bumped. Shelf mark on spine foot. Page block is marked. Rough-cut pages are lightly foxed. Pen, stamp and library pocket on front pastedown. Label residue on FEP. Text is clear throughout. Binding is slightly visible between a few pages, but remains intact. HCW View more info

The Journal of His First Voyage to America

By: Columbus, Christopher

Price: £9.56

Publisher: London, Jarrolds Publishers: 1900

Seller ID: 113614

Condition: Good


Bound in maroon cloth, a little shelfworn and slightly faded at spine, but in good condition overall, binding is solid and square. No pub date stated, but owner's name inked on FEP is dated 1960. This narrative is in fact abstracted from the journal of Columbus' companion, Las Casas. View more info

An Uneasy Solitude : Individual and Society in the Work of Ralph Waldo Emerson

By: Connaud, Maurice

Price: £10.94

Publisher: U.S.A., Princeton University Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 207137

ISBN: 069106718x

Condition: Good


Some minor edgewear and sunning to the dust jacket. Otherwise clean, bright and tight. View more info

Sir Philip Sidney: The Maker's Mind

By: Connell, Dorothy

Price: £4.25

Publisher: Oxford, Clarendon Press, Oxford: 1977

Seller ID: 428347

ISBN: 0198120818

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Ex-library. Price-clipped jacket is sunned and a little marked and scored, with shelfmark taped over spine foot. Jacket's edges and leading corners are shelfworn; spine ends of jacket and hardcover are bumped. A few marks on boards, with shelfmark on spine. Page block is faintly marked in places. Library plate on front pastedown; library stamps and marks on FEP, colophon and a few pages within. Blind stamp on title page. Text is clear throughout, and pages are sound. TS View more info

Where I Fell to Earth: A Life in Four Places

By: Conrad, Peter

Price: £5.10

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 261190

ISBN: 0701134909

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Jacket is shelfworn with scuffs on front and back of jacket. Light wear at upper edges and at head and tail of spine. Corners are worn with small rip at bottom left corner of jacket continuing on to back flap. Book itself has gilt lettering on spine with light wear at head and tail of spine. Corners of boards lightly bumped. Top of page block soiled. Couple of very faint marks on top and side of page block. Paper feeling away on front and rear pastedowns. Contents are clean, bright and tight. J View more info

The Despot and the Slave

By: Constant, Benjamin; Hofstadter, Dan (ed.)

Price: £5.71

Publisher: London, The Folio Society Ltd.: 1986

Seller ID: 422817

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with lightly bumped foot of spine. Slightly grubby slipcase with lightly rubbed corners. Coloured head of page block. Pages are clean and tight throughout. No dust jacket. T View more info

Image for Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life of Nathaniel Hawthorne

By: Conway, Moncure D.

Price: £6.52

Publisher: London, New York, Melbourne, Walter Scott: 1891

Seller ID: 447370

Condition: Acceptable


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Acceptable condition. Ex-Library. Library label residue on spine foot and FEP. Library labels on pastedowns. Library stamps on FEP, title page and at two or three further points. Library pen marking on FEP and reverse of title page. Shelf-worn item. A few marks and scores on boards. One or two bumps on edges of boards. Spine ends and leading corners are worn, bumped and nicked. Pages are rough-cut. Page block is foxed. Foxing at front and rear. Front hinge is cracked. Leading edges of several pages near front are torn and nicked. Portion on leading edge of page 25 is... View more info

Image for The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Correspondence: Volume 9: January 1817 to June 1820

The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Correspondence: Volume 9: January 1817 to June 1820

By: Conway, Stephen

Price: £80.75

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1989

Seller ID: 455551

ISBN: 0198226160

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover without jacket in very good condition. Binding is sound and the text is clear. CM View more info

Image for Democracy and Administration: Woodrow Wilson's Ideas and the Challenges of Public Management

Democracy and Administration: Woodrow Wilson's Ideas and the Challenges of Public Management

By: Cook, Brian J.

Price: £19.95

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., The Johns Hopkins Press Ltd.: 2007

Seller ID: 474675

ISBN: 0801885221

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket. Very good condition. Jacket is lightly edgeworn, with a small abrasion on the front spine side. Minor bumps to the front lower edge and rear lower leading corner of the hardcover. Pages are clean; all text is clear. CM View more info

By the Rivers of Babylon: Heinrich Heine's Late Songs and Reflections

By: Cook, Roger F.

Price: £5.42

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A., Wayne State University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 289347

ISBN: 0814327605

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Former owner's name is penned on front endpaper. Dust jacket has one or two light scuff marks and a few superficial scorings. Jacket spine head is slightly worn and creased, with one or two small nicks. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Binding is sound and pages are tight and clean throughout. Contents are clear. AF View more info

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Christmas in Vermont

By: Cooke, Alistair

Price: £46.55

Publisher: London, Bodley Head: 1979

Seller ID: 471939

Condition: Very Good


Paperback with jacket. One of a limited edition of 225 for friends of Bodley Head. Dedicated by publisher and owner of Bodley Head Max Reinhardt on last page of text. From the collection of Catherine Ardizzone, wife of the late artist Edward Ardizzone. Small format. Lightly tanned dust jacket with one or two minor marks. Pages are clean. Text is clear. AF View more info

Edward Thomas: A Critical Biography

By: Cooke, William

Price: £11.18

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1970

Seller ID: 412525

Condition: Good


Hardcover. Rear of jacket is tanned and marked. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly worn and creased. Boards are lightly marked. Hardcover spine ends are a little bumped. Previous owner's name penned on FEP. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM View more info

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Mark Twain's Aquarium: The Samuel Clemens Angelfish Correspondence, 1905-1910

By: Cooley, John (ed.)

Price: £14.25

Publisher: Athens, Georgia, The University of Georgia Press: 1991

Seller ID: 472418

ISBN: 082031238X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very lightly shelfworn jacket, with one or two faint marks on page block. Text is clear, and pages are clean and sound. TS View more info

Journal of a Somerset Rector. John Skinner, A.M., Antiquary, 1772-1839. Parochial Affairs of the Parish of Camerton, 1822-1832. British Museum, MSS., Nos. 33673-33728

By: Coombs, Howard; Bax, Arthur N. (eds.)

Price: £222.83

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109003

Condition: Very Good


Private letter from the editor. B/w frontispiece illustration, 3 b/w plates, map of neighbourhood of Camerton, gilt lettering to spine, gilt tooling to front cover. Light crease and toning to spine, softening and wear to head and tail of spine, lightly rubbed corners of cover, age spotting to page block, second inner paper hinge split, second back inner paper hinge beginning to split, text and illustrations are clean, bright and tight throughout. View more info

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Trumpets from the Steep

By: Cooper, Diana

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart - Davis: 1960

Seller ID: 487868

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in very good condition; the jacket (in good condition) is scored and worn with nicks, creases and small areas of loss on the edges and corners. Fading and slight bumps to the hardcover edges. Minor marks on the page block. The binding is sound with clear text and images. CM View more info

The Last to Go: A Family Chronicle

By: Cooper, Rand Richards

Price: £2.56

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., Harcourt Brace College Publishers: 1988

Seller ID: 206134

ISBN: 0151484309

Condition: Very Good


Book is in very good clean condition with only minor signs of wear. Dust jacket is however a little grubby and there are marks on FEP where a sticker from previous owner has been removed. View more info

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A Companion of Honour: The Story of Walter Elliot

By: Coote, Colin

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1965

Seller ID: 487866

Condition: Good


Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. The spine is slightly cocked with some minor wear. Foxing on the page block and a few pages. The binding is sound with clear text and images. CM View more info

A Play of Passion: The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh

By: Coote, Stephen

Price: £3.19

Publisher: London, MacMillan & Co Ltd: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 176100

ISBN: 033355417

Condition: Very Good


paper on the inside of the back cover has slightly torn pages are clean, bright and tight. View more info

Sir Francis Drake: Man of Action

By: Corbett, Julian

Price: £2.56

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co: 1936

Edition: Fourteenth Reprint

Seller ID: 155931

Condition: Good


Small hardback with a red cover and no dust jacket. The spine leans and is bumped top and tail, front board top corner has been bent. Page block is tight, browning to edges and text is clear and bright. FEP is signed by owner and stamped 'history pound'. View more info

Image for Gilbert: The Man Who Was G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert: The Man Who Was G. K. Chesterton

By: Coren, Michael

Price: £9.50

Publisher: New York, Paragon House Publishers: 1990

Seller ID: 482867

ISBN: 1557782563

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with jacket in very good condition. Jacket and boards are lightly worn. Jacket edges are slightly creased. Jacket and hardcover spine ends are bumped. Page block is lightly marked. Pages are clean and text is clear throughout. HCW View more info

The Adventures of Jonathan Corncob: Loyal American Refugee

By: Corncob, Jonathan; Perrin, Noel (ed.)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 1976

Seller ID: 507463

ISBN: 087923184X

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover. Very good condition. In dust jacket, with label remains on front, general edge wear on upper edges, and small piece of jacket missing at upper edge on back. Hard cover spine ends slightly bumped. Page block head is lightly foxed. Pages and text fine. RB View more info

Image for Woman of Letters: Irene Nemirovsky and 'Suite Francaise'

Woman of Letters: Irene Nemirovsky and 'Suite Francaise'

By: Corpet, Olivier; White, Garrett (eds.)

Price: £5.70

Publisher: New York, Five Ties: 2008

Seller ID: 451298

ISBN: 097947275X

Condition: New


No dust jacket. Hardcover. Like new condition. AF View more info

Image for Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: His Life and Spirit

Pierre Teilhard De Chardin: His Life and Spirit

By: Corte, Nicolas

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Barrie and Rockliff (Barrie Books Ltd.): 1960

Seller ID: 481064

Condition: Good


Hardcover with jacket. Good condition. Translated and with an introduction by Martin Jarrett-Kerr. The price clipped jacket is a little worn, with a few minor nicks. Foxing on the jacket, page block and some pages. A few small punctures on the half title page gutter. All text is clear throughout. CM View more info

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The Opponent

By: Coskunarslan, Hakan (ed.)

Price: £9.03

Publisher: Instanbul, Komen Publications: 2006

Seller ID: 447750

ISBN: 9756527013

Condition: Good


Paperback. Good condition. Second edition. A few minor marks, scores and bumps on covers and spine. Leading corners are slightly bumped, affecting early and closing pages. Head and face of page block are sunned. Binding is sound, and the text is clear. AF View more info

Image for Deadly Illusions - The First Book From the KGB Archives

Deadly Illusions - The First Book From the KGB Archives

By: Costello, John; Tsarev, Oleg

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1993

Seller ID: 503368

ISBN: 071265500X

Condition: Good


Hardcover and jacket. Page block and page edges are slightly tanned. Bottom of last page is lightly marked. Text is clear and readable throughout. Overall good condition. TA View more info