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  • CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD. by Avi.
    Avi.
    CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Newbery Award-winning novel, the first book in a planned trilogy set in medieval England, and an exploration of the themes of war, religion, and family as he chronicles the adventures of Crispin and Bear. SIGNED and dated on the title page. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-786808284.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48480
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  • CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD. by Avi.
    Avi.
    CRISPIN: THE CROSS OF LEAD.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2002.) dj. Hardcover - Newbery Award-winning novel, the first book in a planned trilogy set in medieval England, and an exploration of the themes of war, religion, and family as he chronicles the adventures of Crispin and Bear. 262 pp. ISBN: 0-786808284.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (Newbery medallion on dj.)

    Book ID: 42290
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  • FALLING ANGELS. by Chevalier, Tracy.
    Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Harper Collins, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. SIGNED on the title page. 404 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 0-00-7108257.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages) .

    Book ID: 70644
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  • FALLING ANGELS. by Chevalier, Tracy.
    Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34738
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  • Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Dutton, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34739
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  • Chevalier, Tracy.
    FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Plume (Dutton), (2002.). Second novel by the author of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring.' Set in London, in the early years of the 20th century, beginning with the death of Queen Victoria, this is a story of friendship, of sexual awakening, of class divides, and of changes coming both to society and to the certainities held by many. Unusual in its use of many voices - some only very occasional - to tell the story. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-452-283205.

    Condition: Very good (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 43365
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  • A BROOD OF VIPERS. by Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    A BROOD OF VIPERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Being the fourth journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII (not counting his wives.). ISBN: 0-312-139381.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 7524
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  • THE POISONED CHALICE: Being the second journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII. by Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    THE POISONED CHALICE: Being the second journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A Sir Roger Shallot mystery set in England during the reign of Henry VIII. Includes list of historical personages and author's note. 280 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-05140.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 51052
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  • THE GRAIL MURDERS: Being the third journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII. by Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    Clynes, Michael (pseudonym of Paul Doherty.)
    THE GRAIL MURDERS: Being the third journal of Sir Roger Shallot concerning certain wicked conspiracies and horrible murders perpetrated in the reign of King Henry VIII.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Otto Penzler Books / Simon & Schuster, (1993.) dj. Hardcover - A Sir Roger Shallot mystery set in England during the reign of Henry VIII.Author's note. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-7472-05140.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58269
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  • THE SECRET OF ANNEXE 3 by Dexter, Colin
    Dexter, Colin
    THE SECRET OF ANNEXE 3

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Macmillan, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 7th Inspector Morse mystery, set in Oxford. An increasingly difficult title to find in the first edition. 218 pp. . ISBN: 0-333-431391.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).

    Book ID: 65786
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  • HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West. by Douglas, Norman.
    Douglas, Norman.
    HOW ABOUT EUROPE? Some Footnotes on East and West.

    Edition: First trade edition.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. Hardcover first edition - A series of essays on just how badly things have declined in Europe - and in England - especially as comparted to the East. Commenting on executions to English cooking, to a false sense of racial superiority and of the evils wrought by missionaries and colonial powers throughout the world, as well as on the works of Nietzsche and Darwin, among others, these essays are acerbic but entertaining. 264 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in the original orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (sunning and toning to the spine, some soiling on the covers, usual toning to the pages, but overall a tight and sturdy copy and well worth reading)

    Book ID: 60797
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  • CARELESS IN RED. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    CARELESS IN RED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder." SIGNED on the title page. 623 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1160873.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52469
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  • CARELESS IN RED. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    CARELESS IN RED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder." 623 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1160873.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62723
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  • CARELESS IN RED. by George, Elizabeth.
    George, Elizabeth.
    CARELESS IN RED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A Thomas Lynley - Barbara Havers mystery, detailed, complex and set against the changing face of Cornwall in southern England. From the dj: "After the senseless murder of his wife, Detective Superintendent Thomas Lynley retreated to Cornwall, where he has spent six solitary weeks hiking the bleak and rugged coastline. But no matter how far he walks, no matter how exhausting his days, the painful memories of Helen's death do not diminish. On the forty-third day of his walk, at the base of a cliff, Lynley discovers the body of a young man who appears to have fallen to his death. The closest town, better known for its tourists and its surfing than its intrigue, seems an unlikely place for murder."SIGNED on the title page. 623 pp. ISBN: 0-06-1160873.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (some crinkling to upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 47878
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  • LAMBS IN MARCH and Other Essays. by Greene, Anne Bosworth (1878-1961)
    Greene, Anne Bosworth (1878-1961)
    LAMBS IN MARCH and Other Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Century Co, (1928). Hardcover first edition - A collection of ten essays, including an account of her childhood in England in the 1880s, others on animals (one of taking their cat on the train with her daughter). Perhaps most noteworthy are two essays on Yosemite (one on sketching there and the other on Clouds Rest) and another called "Attempting Yellowstone." Ironically, considering the fact that several of these essays are about her life as an artist, this is illustrated with small drawings - decorations - by Katharine E Gray and not Greene herself. 274 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in sage green cloth with navy blue lettering, gilt bands on front cover (bookplate, corners slightly bumped and frayed)

    Book ID: 61079
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  • Haasse, Hella S.
    IN A DARK WOOD WANDERING: A Novel of the Middle Ages.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, (1989.) dj. Hardcover - An historical epic, originally published in the Netherlands in 1949, set in the fifthteenth century, during the Hundred Years War between France and England. Revised and Edited by Anita Miller from an English translation from the Dutch by Lewis C. Kaplan 574 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-897333365.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37466
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  • BLOOD KIN. by Hart, Roy.
    Hart, Roy.
    BLOOD KIN.

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: St Martin's Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - Part of the Inspector Roper mystery series, set in England. 218 pp. Dustjacket painting by Vilma Ortiz. ISBN: 0-31206909X.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (light stain on corner of front end paper, tear with associated creasing on back cover).

    Book ID: 54444
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  • Herley, Richard.
    THE STONE ARROW.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in the virgin forests of prehistoric Britain, this is the narrative of how settlers from Continental Europe-the men of Burh-fell upon and massacred a sleeping nomadic tribe of hunters, save for one: Tagart. Combines a remarkable feel for the land and its Stone Age people with a powerful story. Anthony Burgess called it 'a remarkable achievement' upon its publication in England. ISBN: 0-312-762070.

    Condition: Very good in very good+ dust jacket- hint of spine slant, slight bumping to corners, 1 cm tear to front of dj, some spotting.

    Book ID: 19006
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  • BURY THE CHAINS: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves. by Hochschild, Adam.
    Hochschild, Adam.
    BURY THE CHAINS: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. SIGNED first edition - An account of "the first grassroots human rights campaign, in England, which freed hundreds of thousands of slaves around the world" - a movement which started with 12 men meeting in 1787 and spread from there. Among those involved were John Newton, the former slave ship captain who wrote 'Amazing Grace;' ex-slave Olaudah Equiano, Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson who devoted his life to the cause. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, extensive source notes, bibliography, index. 467 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 52047
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  • THE RAPE OF THE ROSE. by Hughes, Glyn.
    Hughes, Glyn.
    THE RAPE OF THE ROSE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - A highly praised novel by this award winning writer. Set in 1812 in an England gripped by poverty and hunger - a revolution erupts across northern England, sending angry Luddite mobs on a rampage. A self educated weaver and schoolmaster is caught up in the events and is forced to flee. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-671725165.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (remainder line, short tear to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 66764
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  • ELLEN BRAY. by Julian, Jane.
    Julian, Jane.
    ELLEN BRAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Morrow, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Author's first novel, a story of romance and of the hardships involved in mining in 19th century Cornwall. 296 pp. Dustjacket art by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-68806471X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 38979
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  • UPON A DARK NIGHT. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    UPON A DARK NIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Little Brown, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the award-winning series featuring Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad in Bath, England. SIGNED on the title page. 344 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in fine dustjacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 78671
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  • SKELETON HILL. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    SKELETON HILL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: SOHO Press, (2009) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond, set just outside of Bath, England. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 326 pp. ISBN: 9781569475980.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (stamp on front endpaper).

    Book ID: 61221
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  • UPON A DARK NIGHT. by Lovesey, Peter.
    Lovesey, Peter.
    UPON A DARK NIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Mysterious Press, (1997). SIGNED first edition - Mystery featuring Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad in Bath, England. SIGNED on the title page. 374 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61392
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  • THE OWLS OF GLOUCESTER: Volume X of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE OWLS OF GLOUCESTER: Volume X of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror, featuring two Doomsday Commissioners - Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard. Map of Doomsday Gloucestershire. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-747274098.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 72804
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  • THE FOXES OF WARWICK: Volume IX of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE FOXES OF WARWICK: Volume IX of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's Minotaur, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror, featuring two Doomsday Commissioners - Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-312-13472x.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 63604
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  • THE FOXES OF WARWICK: Volume IX of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE FOXES OF WARWICK: Volume IX of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1999) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror, featuring two Doomsday Commissioners - Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard. Map of Doomsday Warwickshire. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-747222215.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72372
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  • THE WILDCATS OF EXETER: Volume VIII of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE WILDCATS OF EXETER: Volume VIII of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror, featuring two Doomsday Commissioners - Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard. Map of Doomsday Exeter. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-747222207.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72373
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  • THE OWLS OF GLOUCESTER: Volume X of the Doomsday Books. by Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    Marston, Edward.(pseudonym of Keith Miles)
    THE OWLS OF GLOUCESTER: Volume X of the Doomsday Books.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Headline (Hodder), (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical mystery set in the years immediately following the Norman conquest of England, during the reign of William the Conqueror, featuring two Doomsday Commissioners - Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard. Map of Doomsday Gloucestershire. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-747274098.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket (usual toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72375
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  • THE MESSENGER OF FAITH. by Martin, G. C.; illustrated by L.E. Dugger.
    Martin, G. C.; illustrated by L.E. Dugger.
    THE MESSENGER OF FAITH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Elgin, IL: David C. Cook Publishing Co. (1929) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel set in England in the sixth century, at the dawn of Christianity in the British isles. Illustrated with 9 glossy plates by L.E. Dugger. Author's foreword. 100 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth (previous owner's name) in a fair only dust jacket with toning, edgewear, tears and slight loss at top of spine.

    Book ID: 76996
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