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Mount Sinai, Petra, and the Desert, Described and Illustrated
[By the Author of The Catacombs of Rome, etc.]

Book Description: T Nelson and Sons, London, 1879. Hard covers. First Edition. Orig. green pictorial cloth with blocked view of the Convent of St Catharine in gold and black on the upper board and robed warrior figure on spine. Blind stamped decoration to lower board. Frontispiece and 22 full page black and white engravings. Presentation bookplate on the front pastedown. Sm 8vo. 165 pp, plus 9 pp publisher's catalogue. Book Condition: Very Good. Foxing mainly to rear endpapers; corners and extrems of spine bumped; small ink stain to lower board; signatures 6 & 7 just a trifle sprung.

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Ref 10119 : £25
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A Voyage round the World, in His Majesty s Ship the Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron.
An Officer. (Byron, John)

In which is contained, A faithful Account of the several Places, People, Plants, Animals, & c. seen on the Voyage. A minute and exact description of the Streights of Magellan, and of the gigantic peoples called Patagonians. Together with an accurate account of seven islands lately discovered in the South Seas. By an Officer on Board the said Ship. Book Description: Printed for J. Newbery, in St. Paul's Church Yard; and F. Newbery, in Pater-noster Row, London, 1767. Hard covers. Second Edition. (Same year as First and actually a reprint with the same typographical errors), 8vo. Pp. (2), 186, (2). Engraved frontispiece, Title, Preface (2pp), 186pp, 2 further plates, advertisement leaf at rear. Book Condition: Good. Re-backed using original boards, which are a little frayed, new gilt label on spine with blind tooling, new endpapers. Small old owner’s stamp to back of frontispiece and top of Title (see images). Half a dozen of the typos have been corrected in an old hand. This book is available on the internet currently from £1,245 to well over £2,000.

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Ref 10450 : £690
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Guide de Bruxelles et ses Environs.
Anon.

Bruxelles Imp. et Lith. A. Berqueman. 1899. Edited by la Societe Anonyme. Hard covers. No Jacket. 20me Edition 1904. 16mo. 283pp including advertisements at the start and end. Plates throughout, being photographs and engravings. Very large coloured folding map at page 270. Red blind stamped cloth with gilt letters and decoration on the front cover. Condition: Very good. French and English in parallel columns. All edges gilt. Spine sunned. Text block solid. Covers not only Brussels but also Belgian towns, railways, trams, hotels, museums, the arts, etc. See images.

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Ref 10577 : £18
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Wonders of Italy: Milan - The Italian Lakes and Lombardy. Italy for the Tourist.
Anonymous.

Book Description: Medici Art Series, Fatorusso, 1932. 43 pp. 150 black and white and sepia illustrations. Quarto. Paper covers. While there are hundreds of Wonders of Italy publications available, this one appears to be very scarce. Two images.

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Ref 10333 : £4
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A Pictorial History of Swindon s Other Railway, Vol. 1. 1872 - 1899 A M & S W J R Album.
Barrett, D; Bridgeman, B & Bird, D.

Redbrick Publishing, Swindon. 1981. First Edition. Soft covers. Book Condition: Very good save for small crease on front cover. 86 pp packed with photographs, some rather unusual, and maps. Two images available.

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Ref 10179 : £4
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Spanish Highways and Byways, Illustrated with Many Engravings from Photographs
Bates, Katharine Lee

Book Description: The MacMillan Co, New York, 1900. Hard covers. Sq 8vo. xii + 448pp, 2 pp adverts, frontis and 39 plates. Original pictorial design in gold, black, red and white of muleteer in the Spanish countryside, brown cloth gilt, teg otherwise uncut. Book Condition: Spine extrems chipped. A trifle loose, otherwise very good.

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Ref 10009 : £23
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L'expedition de Crimee Jusqu'a la Prise de Sebastopol. Chroniques de la guerre d'Orient. Tome 1 (seul, sur 2).
Bazancourt, Baron de.

Published by Librairie Europeenne, Geneve. 1856. xxxii + 400pp. Original paper covers, very rubbed. Early and late pages loose. Fore-edges uncut. Many signatures unopened. Pages clean throughout. See images.

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Ref 10586 : £10
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The Wreck Of The Wager
Bulkeley, John and Byron, The Hon. John

Book Description: Folio Society, London, 1983. Hard covers. First Edition thus. 8vo. Dark blue quarter faux morocco, gilt title, with patterned paper covered boards. Book Condition: Good except for the lower board where the paper surface has been rubbed away in an arc from the board edge. Slip Case Condition: Very good.

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Ref 10123 : £4
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Guide to the City of Quebec, Descriptive & Illustrated.
Carrel's

… showing Electric Railway circuit. Published by Frank Carrel, Daily Telegraph Office, Quebec, 1906. Small quarto. Paper covers. 150pp + vi. Numerous photographic plates and engravings. Large folding map. Period advertisements. In very good condition for its age. Corners a little bumped and covers a bit creased, spine rubbed. The map has a few short repairs verso but is complete with index.

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Ref 10558 : £18
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The World's Railways: The History and Development of Rail Transport
Chant, Christopher. (ed John Moore)

Book Description: Menai Bridge, Island Books, 2000. Hard Covers. Laminated pictorial Boards with matching dust jacket. Oblong Folio. 447pp. Book Condition: Fine, the book is as new with Very Good unclipped dust jacket that has just slight unevenness along the edges and two of the tiniest tears to top corners of the back (repaired).

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Ref 10023 : £12
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Falaise the Town of the Conqueror.
Dodd, Anna Bourman.

Fisher Unwin, London. 1901. 1st Edition. Octavo. Hard covers. xiv + 280pp. Decorative cloth with gilt blocked view of the town on the upper board; Gilt title and Arms on the spine. 32 fine black and white Illustrations. Boards show some corner bumping and fading to the fore-edge. Spine is dull. Contents clean.

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Ref 10571 : £10
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The Great Balloon Festival. A Season of Hot Air Balloon Meets Across North America.
Dosien, Ed (Principal Photography). Text by Joe Nigg.

Design by Bob Brown. Foreword by Dave Liniger. Book Description: Free Flight Press, Englewood, Colorado, USA, 1989. Hard covers. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition, First printing. No Dust Jacket as issued. Bound in full blue leather with raised bands spine, gilt title to spine and front cover, silk ribbon bookmark. Presentation Panel opposite title is blank. Folio. 208 pp. Hundreds of colour photographs of the Ballooning World in the US and Canada. Apart from one signed limited edition copy that I have found advertised this is the only copy currently on the web in the full leather binding.

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Ref 10200 : £22
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The Traveller's Handbook to Northern and Central Italy including Rome.
Elston, Roy.

Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., London. 1927. Hard covers. Thick small octavo. xl + 808pp. Original red cloth. Complete with all maps and plans, many folding. Very good condition. Minimal wear for a travel book of this age. Scarce volume of any date.

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Ref 10562 : £38
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Galignani's Illustrated Paris Guide for 1881 Revised and Verified By Personal Inspection.
Galignani.

Book Description: The Galignani Library, Paris, 1881. Hard covers. Original red cloth, re-cased. 12mo. (30) advertisements + viii + 306 pp + xii list of streets, squares etc. + pp numbered 25 - 38 with numerous advertisements, 62 views on 20 engraved plates with tissue guards, 6 maps including 3 folding but lacks the map from rear pocket. Book Condition: Very Good. Original red cloth binding re-cased, a little rubbed. All edges red. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, very clean plates, all maps in very good condition.

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Ref 10142 : £30
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Twelfth Century Sculpture in the Cathedral of Autun.
Grivot, Denis; Bagage, Gertie (translated by).

Book Description: S.A.E.P., Colmar-Ingersheim, 1980. Pictorial Boards. 102 pp. Oblong 12mo (looks like small oblong quarto!). Book Condition: Very good, slight stain to front board. See image. Drawings by Jean Perrin and detail photographs in colour and monochrome.

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Ref 10303 : £6
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Navigantium Atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: Or, A Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above 400 of the Most Authentick Writers . Volume 2 only
Harris, John

beginning with Hackluit, Purchas, Ramusio, Thevenot, De Bry .......with CUTS of most Curious Things ....An APPENDIX of the Remarkable ACCIDENTS at Sea and Several of our Considerable ENGAGEMENTS ....Charters &c, about the East India Trade, Letters Patents, &c. The full page plates relate to the text and show the weird and the wonderful! Book Description: Thomas Bennet, John Nicholson and Daniel Midwinter, London. Printed for Thomas Bennet, John Nicholson and Daniel Midwinter, 1705. 1st Edition. Folio. (15 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches). This book was produced with eccentric pagination which I set out below. It is believed to be complete textually and has a double page map of Europe and the expected 11 full page plates (one folding) and 6 engravings in the text but lacks 3 maps and the Title and Frontis. Contents (4), 926, Pagination: 1-120; 113-163; 176-264; 301-484; (465)-(524); 501-858; 865-928. Appendix (52), Pagination: 1-28; 33-56. Indexes (12). Supplied with the volume are full size photographs of the Frontispiece and its Title with 2 photos covering the folding map of British Channel, provided by the British Library. The British Library copy also lacks 2 of the expected maps, (West Indies & Tierra del Fuego) and their copy even has the frontispieces bound in the wrong volumes! Book Condition: Original boards stripped of leather. Suit a rebind to match a volume I. Several pages have had small marginal tears repaired and 3 pages have longer tears carefully repaired. Some worm damage confined only to the margins. The volume is still in a sturdy state and held tightly together despite having no covering to the boards or the spine. This book is very rare indeed and copies that exist often have deficiencies in the maps and plates.

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Ref 10167 : £350
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The Cordwood Limited A History of the Victoria & Sidney Railway
Hearn, G & Wilkie, D.

The British Columbia Railway Historical Association, 1966. First Edition. Soft covers. Book Condition: Very good save for small crease on back cover. 80 pp with masses of photographs, maps and timetables.

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Ref 10183 : £7
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West Indies
Henderson, John.

Illustrated by A. S. Forrest. Published by A. & C. Black, 1905. Hard covers. No Jacket. First and only edition. 272 pp. 74 tissue guarded plates. Very clean internally; entirely free of foxing. Tight text block. Boards are rather marked with the spine browned although the gilt title, etc., remain bright. One corner bumped.

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Ref 10603 : £58
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Burma.
Kelly, R. Talbot.

Kelly, R. Talbot. (illustrator). Published by A. & C. Black, 1912. Hard covers. No Jacket. First reprint of the 1905 edition. 261 pp. 75 tissue guarded plates. Folding map. Upper board very good; spine somewhat faded; top edge chipped. Lower board severely faded in a pattern. No inscriptions. Very clean internally; entirely free of foxing. Tight text block. Otherwise VG.

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Ref 10601 : £58
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The Italian Lakes and Lakeland Cities.
Lunn, Arnold.

Harrap, 1932. First Edition. Hard covers. Original cloth with blind tooling to the upper board. Small Octavo. 156pp. Condition: Good. Some fading to the covers and spine. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. 17 plates and folding map.

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Ref 10581 : £15
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Wild About Flying! Dreamers, Doers, and Daredevils.
Marshall, David & Harris, Bruce.

Book Description: Firefly Books, Buffalo, New York, 2003. Hard covers with dust-jacket. First edition. 232 pp. Oblong folio. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Showcases the brilliant minds, bodies and spirits of the people behind the flight revolution. David Marshall's beautiful color illustrations, teamed with Bruce Harris's riveting storytelling, make these true life adventure stories an inspired reading experience. Four images.

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Ref 10314 : £5
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Japan.
Menpes, Mortimer & Menpes, Dorothy.

Menpes, Mortimer (illustrator). Published by A. & C. Black, 1903. Hard covers. No Jacket. 2nd reprint of the 1901 edition. 207 pp. 8 pp of illustrated adverts. N. B. 100 tissue guarded plates. Very clean internally; entirely free of foxing. Tight text block. Names of a previous owner on the ffep and front pastedown a little torn in a corner. Boards rather scuffed, especially the gilded design at the top of the upper board. Corners slightly bumped. The spine is a little darkened and the top somewhat chafed. Lower board has small spots of water damage right at the foot.

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Ref 10602 : £63
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War Impressions
Menpes, Mortimer & Menpes, Dorothy.

Menpes, Mortimer (illustrator). Published by A. & C. Black, 1901. Hard covers. No Jacket. First edition. 254 pp. 99 tissue guarded plates. Very nice copy; some faint foxing, mostly affecting the tissue guards until the final pages where the text pages have a little more spotting. The plates and the facsimile letters are clean. Tight text block. Two small marks at the top of the upper board. (See image). Otherwise the cloth binding is VG.

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Ref 10604 : £37
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The World's Smallest Public Railway: Birth progress and majority of the Romney Hythe and Dymchurch railway
Morris, O J

Ian Allan Hampton Court, Surrey, 1946. 1st edition. Publisher's original stapled card covers. 8vo; 7¼ x 4¾. Good condition, with just a little sign of handling. 64 pp with over 50 photographic illustrations and diagrams on glossy paper. Two images available.

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Ref 10178 : £5
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Hand-book for Travellers in Holland and Belgium
Murray's

Book Description: John Murray, London. 1889. Hard covers. Crown 8vo. Twenty-first edition. Revised on the Spot. Original bright red cloth with gilt blocked title on upper board and spine. (22) + 268 pp + 48 pp adverts. Complete with all maps and plans of which 12 are tipped in and folding. Book Condition: Fine bright upper cover. Spine faded. Top of lower board bleached. Internally in the most exceptional condition. The folding maps are in a remarkable state without the slightest tear.

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Ref 10139 : £65
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Railways of Wales
Owen-Jones, Stuart.

Published by The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, 1990. Soft covers. Book Condition: Very Good. 48 pp of text and photographs in large format of the construction and operation of railways both mainline and branches all over the Principality from 1790 to the late 1960s.

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Ref 10189 : £3
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Southern India.
Penny, F. P.

Lady Lawley (illustrator). Published by A. & C. Black, 1914. Hard covers. No Jacket. First and only edition. 257 pp. 50 tissue guarded plates. Folding map. Very clean internally; entirely free of foxing. Tight text block. No inscriptions. Lacks ffep. Spine slightly faded. 2 cm split at top of front hinge. Otherwise VG.

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Ref 10600 : £44
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From Mountains to Sea. The Story of Westland National Park, New Zealand.
Potton, Craig.

Department of Lands and Survey, New Zealand, 1985. Book Description: Glossy illustrated covers, softback. 160pp packed with colour photographs and informative text about this area of the South Island, between the huge Alpine Fault and the West coast, with its famed glaciers. Folded colour map tipped in on inside back cover. Book Condition: Very Good +

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Ref 10192 : £6
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Britannia's Bulwarks: The Achievements of our Seamen, The Honours of our Ships.
Robinson, R. N., Commander Charles N. (editor). Illustrated by Charles Dixon, R. I.

Complete in 12 parts. Published by George Newnes and Navy and Army Illustrated, London, 1901. Large oblong folio. (375 x 270 mm). Complete part-work in 12 fortnightly issues. Each has four full page coloured illustrations of ships of the Royal Navy with many black & white illustrations throughout the text of navy life and actions. The original paper covers are all in remarkably fine condition. Most of the coloured plates are of ships of the nineteenth century together with a number of famous historical vessels. Although copies of the bound edition are relatively common this is the only set of the original part-works that I can find for sale on the internet.

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Ref 10521 : £49
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The Spirit of Paris
Sommerville, Frankfort

Book Description: A & C Black, London, 1913. Hard Covers. Book Condition: Very Good with just sl bumping. xii + 169 pp + leaf of adverts, illustrated by 20 full page colour plates with captioned tissue guards. One plate has a 2cm tear neatly repaired on verso (outside the illustration). Evocative pictorial coloured boards colour just a trifle subdued. t.e.g. A very nice copy.

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Ref 10075 : £40
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Palestine Illustrated.
Temple, Sir Richard .

London, 1888. First edition. W. H. Allen. Hard covers. No dustjacket. Large.4to., xx + 296 pp., top edges gilt, remainder uncut. 32 fine chromolithographic colour plates; 2 monotone lithographic plates and 4 full page maps, (one double page). Original purple cloth bevel edged boards with gilt lettering to upper cover and spine. Plates have original tissue guards, though one is missing and three have tears. A section has been re-fixed at some time in its 130 years and is very slightly proud on the fore-edge. Overall condition is good. Two presentation labels to the frontispiece verso dated 1894 from Ladies’ College, Fitzroy Square, London. Prize and Certificate of Merit to Gertrude Elizabeth Donne. The author was an administrator in India and later an MP in the UK, much caricatured! Please see the images of several of the coloured plates.

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Ref 10523 : £45
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Annual Tours of the Seine in 1834 & 1835. 2 vols in 1.
Turner, J. M. W.

Book Description: Published by: Longman & Co., London. c1837. Hard covers. Octavo, 40pp. Nineteenth century three-quarter red polished calf with pebbled paper-covered boards. Spine has 5 raised bands with gilt tooling and green and red labels with gilt titles. Two volumes in one, each with engraved title and vignette with 19 fine engraved plates on art stock, 40 plates in all. Book Condition: Very Good. Some rubbing to the spine, see image. Several tissue guards missing. Both engraved titles have some foxing. The plates are clean. Views of Paris, Rouen, Harfleur, Honfleur, Lillebonne, Tancarville, Le Havre, the Seine, the Marne, etc.

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Ref 10449 : £85
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Seaplanes of the World: A Timeless Collection from Aviation's Golden Age.
Yenne, William. Batchelor, John (illustrator).

Book Description: OG Publishing Inc, San Francisco, 1997. 1st Edition. Laminated hard-covers with pictorial dust-jacket. Small folio. 174 pp. Book Condition: Very good. Slight spotting to top edges. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Spotting to inside, only showing on the flaps. Packed with colour illustrations, cut-aways and monochrome and colour photograph.

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Ref 10353 : £2
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Kashmir.
Younghusband, Sir Francis.

Major E Molyneux (illustrator). Published by A and C Black, 1917. Hard covers. No Jacket. 2nd reprint of the 1909 edition. 283 pp. 70 colour plates and a folding map. Contents very good being entirely free of foxing. A few of the tissue guards are toned. Upper board very good; spine somewhat faded; top edge of lower board has been nibbled for 3 cm. Corners very slightly bumped. Names of two previous owners on the ffep. In very much better overall condition than most copies of this title offered for sale.

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Ref 10599 : £58
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