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  • MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE RING: A Biff Brewster Mystery Adventure #2. by Adams, Andy.
    Adams, Andy.
    MYSTERY OF THE CHINESE RING: A Biff Brewster Mystery Adventure #2.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1960.). Hardcover - The hero of this series, Biff Brewster is a 16 year old who lives in Indianapolis but is "encouraged" by his parents to travel to various parts of the world during vacation months. Combines mystery and suspense with information about different cultures. Bound in beige tweed with green and white scenic endpapers. Illustrated with a frontispiece and several interior illustrations, including a double page spread that reproduces the river scene on the endpapers. Lists to #3 at front of book.. 182 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 68837
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  • DOOMED DEMONS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #5. by Adams, Eustace L.
    Adams, Eustace L.
    DOOMED DEMONS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #5.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1935.) dj. Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - the fifth in this series, but the first by Adams (earlier titles were by Thomson Burtis) Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to #7 on the rear flap of the dj. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, orange tinting to the top edge. 209 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in a fair dust jacket (several tears to the dj along the folds, some chipping)

    Book ID: 64780
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  • PIRATES OF THE AIR. The Andy Lane Series #5. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    PIRATES OF THE AIR. The Andy Lane Series #5.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1929). Hardcover first edition - Andy Lane pilots the giant passenger plane Apex No. 4 across the Atlantic in the face of almost overwhelming odds." Adams was in the American Ambulance Service and the U S Naval Service during World War One; in the 1930s he was a prolific contributor of aviation-linked stories. this series, his most popular, was notable for the variety of experimental aircraft which Andy flies. Glossy frontispiece, 212 pp plus 6 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good only in blue cloth (fraying to spine, previous owner's name in pencil, rear hinge cracking), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85936
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  • THE FLYING WINDMILL: The Andy Lane Series #8. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    THE FLYING WINDMILL: The Andy Lane Series #8.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1930). Hardcover first edition - ""Andy Lane and his restless crew take off in a monster autogyro in search of pirate treasure." Adams was in the American Ambulance Service and the U S Naval Service during World War One; in the 1930s he was a prolific contributor of aviation-linked stories. this series, his most popular, was notable for the variety of experimental aircraft which Andy flies. Glossy frontispiece, 211 pp plus 7 pp of publisher's ads. Ads list to #6 in this series.

    Condition: Good overall in blue cloth (2 small bleached spots on front cover, lighter spotting on spine, previous owner's name on title page and erasure on front pastedown), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 89079
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  • FIFTEEN DAYS IN THE AIR. The Andy Lane Series #1. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    FIFTEEN DAYS IN THE AIR. The Andy Lane Series #1.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1928). Hardcover - The first book in this series of flying stories for boys, featuring the young aviator Andy Lane. "Andy refuels his ship in the air and sets a new endurance record." Adams was in the American Ambulance Service and the U S Naval Service during World War One; in the 1930s he was a prolific contributor of aviation-linked stories. this series, his most popular, was notable for the variety of experimental aircraft which Andy flies. Glossy frontispiece, 194 pp plus 8 pp of publisher's ads. Lists to #7 at back of book .

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth in with orange lettering on front cover (spine darkened), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85834
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  • WAR WINGS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #7. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    WAR WINGS: Air Combat Stories for Boys #7.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1937.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to itself at the back of the book, but to #20 in the Hardy Boys series. Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, purple tinting to the top edge. 216 pp. plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good overall condition (a hint of fading to the spine, prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 67294
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  • WINGS OF THE NAVY: Air Combat Stories for Boys #6. by Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    Adams, Eustace L. (1891-1963)
    WINGS OF THE NAVY: Air Combat Stories for Boys #6.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1936.). Hardcover - Air adventure story set during the Great War - Illustrated by J. Clemens Gretter. Lists to #7 at the back of the book . Bound in bright lime green cloth with dark blue lettering and plane, orange and while illustrated endpapers, purple tinting to the top edge. 211 pp. plus 1 pp of publisher's ad..

    Condition: Very good overall condition (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 68754
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  • THE PIONEER BOYS OF THE YELLOWSTONE; or, Lost in the Land of Wonders. #5 in series. by Adams, Harrison (pseudonym of Henry St. George Rathbone, 1854-1938)
    Adams, Harrison (pseudonym of Henry St. George Rathbone, 1854-1938)
    THE PIONEER BOYS OF THE YELLOWSTONE; or, Lost in the Land of Wonders. #5 in series.

    Edition: 4th printing.

    Boston: The Page Company, (1929, c 1915). Hardcover - From the introduction: "In my last story, the title of which was ÒThe Pioneer Boys of Missouri,Ó I half-promised that later on I might continue the recital of Dick and Roger Armstrong's fortunes, and carry them further along their pathway toward the far-distant Pacific." In this book, the Lewis and Clark expedition has been following the Yellowstone River and Dick and his cousin are planning on wintering near the Mandan Indian village - but they hear from the Indians tales of the nearby "Land of Enchantment." Illustrated by Walter S. Rogers with 5 glossy internal plates and several smaller drawings. vii. 346 pp plus 10 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, with usual markings, reading wear - missing frontispiece. Still a decent reading copy of an uncommon title.

    Book ID: 76128
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  • CHUMS IN THE BIG WOODS. by Allen, Captain Quincy.
    Allen, Captain Quincy.
    CHUMS IN THE BIG WOODS.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, n.d. (ca 1915) dj. Hardcover - An adventure story for boys. 238 pp plus 5 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good in good dust jacket (toning to the pages, gift inscriptions, some edgewear to the dj - front cover illustration of two boys in a canoe is bright and attractive.)

    Book ID: 68494
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  • Appleton, Victor.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS TELEVISION DETECTOR or Trailing the Secret Plotters. #36.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Racine, WI: Whitman, (ca 1940, c. 1933.). Hardcover - One of the later titles in the Tom Swift series. 217 pp.

    Condition: Good only in pebbled brown cloth (usual severe toning to the pages, 2 short tears at the top of the spine, )

    Book ID: 35391
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  • TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #18. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #18.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by Charles Brey. 188 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Lists to self on the back cover.

    Condition: Very near fine in matte (flat) illustrated boards with wraparound spine and blue back cover.

    Book ID: 81417
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  • TOM SWIFT IN THE RACE TO THE MOON: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #12. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT IN THE RACE TO THE MOON: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #12.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). Hardcover - Illustrated by Graham Kaye. Blue and white Illustrated endpapers. Lists to #18 on the back cover and to #19 in front of book. 188 pp.

    Condition: Near fine matte illustrated boards with blue spine and back cover (gift inscription on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 81387
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  • TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #17. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #17.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). Hardcover - Illustrated by Graham Kaye. 184 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Lists to #25 on the back cover.

    Condition: Very good in matte illustrated boards (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 69740
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  • TOM SWIFT AND HIS FLYING LAB: Tom Swift, Jr Adventures series #1. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS FLYING LAB: Tom Swift, Jr Adventures series #1.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1954.). Hardcover - The first book in this series, each one featuring a different ingenious device. Illustrated by Graham Kaye. Lists through #20 inside book, #19 on back cover. Blue and white illustrated endpapers. 208 pp.

    Condition: Good only in matte finish illustrated boards with gold spine and back cover (some spine slant, bit of wear to boards, fading to spine)

    Book ID: 79532
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  • TOM SWIFT AND HIS SPACE SOLARTRON: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #12. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND HIS SPACE SOLARTRON: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #12.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1958). Hardcover - Illustrated by Graham Kaye. 183 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Lists to #19 on the back cover and in the front of the book..

    Condition: Fine in matte illustrated boards with gold spine and back cover (like new) .

    Book ID: 81506
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  • TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #17. by Appleton, Victor II.
    Appleton, Victor II.
    TOM SWIFT AND THE VISITOR FROM PLANET X: The New Tom Swift, Jr Adventures, series #17.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961). Hardcover - Illustrated by Graham Kaye. 184 pp. Illustrated endpapers. Lists to #19 on the back cover.

    Condition: Very good in matte illustrated boards with orange spine and back cover (slight spine slant)

    Book ID: 79544
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  • MOTOR BOAT BOYS' RIVER CHASE or Six Chums Afloat and Ashore. Motor Boat Boys Series #6. by Arundel, Louis (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    Arundel, Louis (pseudonym of St. George Rathborne, 1854-1938)
    MOTOR BOAT BOYS' RIVER CHASE or Six Chums Afloat and Ashore. Motor Boat Boys Series #6.

    Edition: Early (or first) printing.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (c 1914). Hardcover - The sixth book in this series featuring six teenage boys and their adventures on various waterways - in this book they catch some bank robbers after a chase down the Mississippi River. Ad for a bicycle preceding the first page. 257 pp an ad for a billiard table. Green and white illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: FAIR/POOR condition only in illustrated light green cloth (no glossy frontispiece, rear hinge cracked, front hinge starting, wear to the covers and rubbing to the white lettering, especially on the spine).

    Book ID: 74727
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  • TOD HALE ON THE SCRUB. by Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    TOD HALE ON THE SCRUB.

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c 1928). Hardcover first edition - The third book in the Tod Hale series,this one featuring football Illustrated by Leslie Crump (although one of the plates depicts boxing) 312 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in red boards, with black lettering (frontispiece missing, some wear to covers)

    Book ID: 66358
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  • TOD HALE ON THE NINE. #4 in series. by Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    TOD HALE ON THE NINE. #4 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1929. Hardcover first edition - The fourth and final book in the Tod Hale sports series, in the original edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by Leslie Crump. 280 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with a four-color pasted on illustration on the front cover, no dust jacket. (missing front free endpaper, previous owner's name, otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 83963
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  • TOD HALE WITH THE CREW. #1 in series. by Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    Barbour, Ralph Henry.
    TOD HALE WITH THE CREW. #1 in series.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1926. Hardcover first edition - The first book in the Tod Hale series, in the uncommon original edition. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three glossy internal plates by Leslie Crump. 307 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with a four-color pasted on illustration on the front cover, no dust jacket. (peeled spot to illustration on front cover, previous owner's name, otherwise tight and clean)

    Book ID: 70675
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  • FOUR AFOOT: Being the Adventures of the Big Four on the Highway. by Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    FOUR AFOOT: Being the Adventures of the Big Four on the Highway.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1906. Hardcover first edition - A boys' adventure story, the second in the series. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates with sepia tinting by Charles M. Relyea. 285 pp.plus 6 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good condition in terra cotta cloth with white lettering and an illustration of four boys and their dog walking (some rubbing wear to the spine, a bit of foxing to the endpapers, gift inscription, rear hinge cracked)

    Book ID: 73550
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  • HOLD 'EM WYNDHAM! by Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    HOLD 'EM WYNDHAM!

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1925. Hardcover first edition - A football story by this prolific author, primarily of boys' sport series. The third book in the Wyndham Series. Glossy frontispiece. The true first edition with the (1) on the bottom of the last page. 270 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in red boards with black lettering on the front cover and the spine (fading to the red on the spine, but the lettering is unfaded) .

    Book ID: 79799
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  • FOR YARDLEY: A Story of Track and Field. by Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    FOR YARDLEY: A Story of Track and Field.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. Hardcover first edition - A title in the Yardley Hall series Illustrated with a tinted glossy frontispiece and 3 inserted plates. 298 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in dark red cloth with cream lettering and a pasted on illustration on the front cover. (bookplate)

    Book ID: 63889
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  • THEÊMOVING PICTURE COMRADES ABOARD A SUBMARINE, or, Searching for Treasure Under the Sea. #4 in The Motion Picture Series. by Barnes, Elmer Tracey
    Barnes, Elmer Tracey
    THEÊMOVING PICTURE COMRADES ABOARD A SUBMARINE, or, Searching for Treasure Under the Sea. #4 in The Motion Picture Series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c 1917). Hardcover - "The romance of Motion Pictures -- how it is interwoven with America's life to-day! When sturdy, stout-hearted lads determine to build their careers around Motion Pictures, it needs just such an author as Elmer Tracey Barnes to record their ups and downs, for Adventure is their ever-constant companion. Likable heroes, rapid action and unusual settings for their stories -- these are the things that make these five tales so intensely popular with a host of eager readers." ( Saalfield advertisement) Frontispiece. 179 pp. plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated beige boards - prev owner's name, significant age-toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 83931
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  • THE MOTION PICTURE COMRADES PRODUCING A SUCCESS; or, Featuring a Sensation #5 in The Motion Picture Series. by Barnes, Elmer Tracey
    Barnes, Elmer Tracey
    THE MOTION PICTURE COMRADES PRODUCING A SUCCESS; or, Featuring a Sensation #5 in The Motion Picture Series.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Akron, Ohio: Saalfield Publishing Co., (c 1917). Hardcover - The fifth and final book in this series. "The romance of Motion Pictures -- how it is interwoven with America's life to-day! When sturdy, stout-hearted lads determine to build their careers around Motion Pictures, it needs just such an author as Elmer Tracey Barnes to record their ups and downs, for Adventure is their ever-constant companion. Likable heroes, rapid action and unusual settings for their stories -- these are the things that make these five tales so intensely popular with a host of eager readers." ( Saalfield advertisement) Frontispiece. 179 pp. plus 8 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in illustrated beige boards - corners slightly bumped, age-toning to the pages, but a clean, tight and attractive copy.

    Book ID: 86541
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  • THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2. by Beach, Charles Amory.
    Beach, Charles Amory.
    THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ENEMY'S LINES or The German Spy's Secret, #2.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, OH: The Goldsmith Publishing Co., (ca 1930, c 1919) dj. Hardcover - Second book in this World War I adventure series. A "tale of army aviation. Entrusted with a special mission, the young airmen go over the German lines and learn important secrets. They had previously aided an American girl who had a German guardian, and they fall in with this rascal, who tries to make trouble for them. They are captured and sentenced to be shot. How they manage to escape makes reading no boy will want to miss." Illustrated by Robert Gaston Herbert. 216 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in olive green cloth with black lettering - rather severe age-tanning to the pages.

    Book ID: 79769
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  • THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ATLANTIC; or, The Longest Flight on Record. #6 in series. by Beach, Charles Amory.
    Beach, Charles Amory.
    THE AIR SERVICE BOYS OVER THE ATLANTIC; or, The Longest Flight on Record. #6 in series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: George Sully and Company, (1920). Hardcover first edition - Sixth book in this World War I adventure series. Copies by the original publisher are rather hard to find. Last title in list at front. Frontispiece. 218 pp plus 2 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated beige cloth (damage to spine covering near the top, hinge cracked before title page) .

    Book ID: 85828
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  • NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    NO-HITTER: Number 17 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1959) dj. Hardcover - A baseball story., a title in what is considered one of the best sports series for young readers. Bee was a famous collegiate athlete and noted basketball coach who draws upon his own experiences for these stories (he was inducted into the National Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968) Lists to #19 at front of book, and to 18 on back cover of dj. Frontispiece and small illustrations at the head of each chapter. Bound in rust-colored tweed cloth boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. An exceptional copy.

    Book ID: 86771
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  • TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1955.) dj. Hardcover - A football story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 213 pp. Lists to #19 in front of book and on back cover of dust jacket.

    Condition: Very good in rust tweed boards in a very good dust jacket (chip to upper edge of front cover, horizontal tear on spine)

    Book ID: 79459
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  • A PASS AND A PRAYER: Chip Hilton Sports Series, Number 7. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    A PASS AND A PRAYER: Chip Hilton Sports Series, Number 7.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1951.) dj. Hardcover - A football story. Lists to 16 titles in front of book. Illustrated with a frontispiece and internal drawings. Bound in rust-colored tweed boards, illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 216 pp.

    Condition: Good+ condition in a poor dust jacket (dj is in 3 pieces - front flap, front cover and most of spine, rear cover and flap - but it is mostly there, and it did protect the book - and it is now in a protective archival cover itself)

    Book ID: 74898
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