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  • ADRENALINE. by Abbott, Jeff.
    Abbott, Jeff.
    ADRENALINE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011). First edition - An international thriller introducing Sam Capra, CIA agent in London, husband and soon-to-be-father -but when a bomb blows the CIA office to smithereens and he only survives because his wife told him to get outside, he is imprisoned and tortured for months, since he is either a traitor himself or a fool - when he is finally released - set up as bait - he encounters another group dedicated to justice - Enthralling, violent and yet still human. Laid in a card with some cocktail recipes from Sam's bars. 400 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 82669
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  • CHILDREN OF TENDER YEARS. by Allbeury, Ted (1917 -2005)
    Allbeury, Ted (1917 -2005)
    CHILDREN OF TENDER YEARS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Beaufort Books, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most prolific and respected modern writers of espionage novels, Allbeury based his novels on his own experiences as an undercover agent during World War II and after (Len Deighton commented that he believed "he was the only British secret agent to have parachuted into Nazi Germany" and during the Cold War, he was captured - and tortured - by the Russians, who left him alive to take his story back to his fellow agents) This book, which features an Auschwitz survivor who is sent back to Germany to investigate rumors of neo-Nazis and anti-Semitism, is one which also depicts "enemy agents as human beings, thus exposing…

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    New York: Beaufort Books, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the most prolific and respected modern writers of espionage novels, Allbeury based his novels on his own experiences as an undercover agent during World War II and after (Len Deighton commented that he believed "he was the only British secret agent to have parachuted into Nazi Germany" and during the Cold War, he was captured - and tortured - by the Russians, who left him alive to take his story back to his fellow agents) This book, which features an Auschwitz survivor who is sent back to Germany to investigate rumors of neo-Nazis and anti-Semitism, is one which also depicts "enemy agents as human beings, thus exposing the power relations on both sides as his real target. The human cost for agents of the state on both sides of the iron curtain was his theme." 232 pp. ISBN: 0-825313060.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket. (some rubbing to the dj, minor wear to the edges)

    Book ID: 85031
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  • EPITAPH FOR A SPY. With a footnote by the author. by Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    Ambler, Eric (1909-1998).
    EPITAPH FOR A SPY. With a footnote by the author.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - First US publication of Ambler's third novel, originally published in the UK in 1938. Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera on the eve of World War II, this is the story of a stateless man, born in Hungary but with only an expired Yugoslavian passport, now living and teaching languages in France, who finds himself caught up in international espionage while on vacation, when his camera is accidentally switched and incriminating photographs are found on the roll in it. This is the novel which first introduced an 'everyman' as a protaganist - a sometimes bumbling anti-hero who unwittingly finds himself in a dangerous situation. Basis for…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. dj. Hardcover first edition - First US publication of Ambler's third novel, originally published in the UK in 1938. Set against the backdrop of the French Riviera on the eve of World War II, this is the story of a stateless man, born in Hungary but with only an expired Yugoslavian passport, now living and teaching languages in France, who finds himself caught up in international espionage while on vacation, when his camera is accidentally switched and incriminating photographs are found on the roll in it. This is the novel which first introduced an 'everyman' as a protaganist - a sometimes bumbling anti-hero who unwittingly finds himself in a dangerous situation. Basis for the 1944 movie Hotel Reserve featuring James Mason and Lucie Mannheim. Includes an afterword by Ambler. Dustjacket art by Bill English.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (one line is underlined on p 173, and the binding is cracking between pp 186-187, but overall it is still a sturdy, tight and attractive copy in a bright dust jacket with a bit of wear to the ends of the spine, original price of $3 still present.)

    Book ID: 83019
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  • PHOENIX. by Aricha, Amos and Eli Landau.
    Aricha, Amos and Eli Landau.
    PHOENIX.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (paperback format. )

    New York: New American Library - NAL / Signet, 1979. First edition - "Who was the assassin called Phoenix?" Espionage novel published simultaneously in hardcover and paperback - this proof is for the pocket paperback edition. 298 pp.

    Condition: Good only in printed gold wrappers (some spine slant, wear to covers)

    Book ID: 67460
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  • SOLO: A James Bond Novel. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    SOLO: A James Bond Novel.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2013) dj. Hardcover first edition - An award-winning novelist's contribution to the James Bond series - "It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday, James BondÑBritish special agent 007Ñis summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime." 322 pp. ISBN: 978-0062223128.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68035
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  • WAITING FOR SUNRISE. by Boyd, William.
    Boyd, William.
    WAITING FOR SUNRISE.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Harper Collins, (2012). First edition - Set in Vienna in 1913 on the eve of the Great War, this is gripping espionage novel and a moving love story. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59638
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  • A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A CITY OF BROKEN GLASS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2012) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The fourth novel in her award winning series featuring Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in the years of the rise of the Nazis. In this novel she travels with her adopted son from Switzerland to Poland to write a piece on the feast of St Martin, but when she stumbles across over a thousand Polish Jews who have been deported from Germany, she finds herself returning to an increasingly dangerous Berlin to find the young daughter of one of refugees, who died in childbirth. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, author's note. 334 pp. ISBN: 978-0765327345.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 88093
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  • A GAME OF LIES. by Cantrell, Rebecca.
    Cantrell, Rebecca.
    A GAME OF LIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - The third novel in her award winning series featuring Hannah Vogel, a young woman struggling to make it as a journalist in 1930s Berlin in the years of the rise of the Nazis. In this novel she is covering the 1936 Olympics while posing as a travel reporter and as a lover of an SS officer - and also smuggling secrets out of Germany to Switzerland. Glossary, author's note. 318 pp. ISBN: 978-0765327338.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70266
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  • RED DOLL. by Cebrian, Juan Luis .
    Cebrian, Juan Luis .
    RED DOLL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - Set in post-Franco Spain, a country rejoicing in newfound freedom but still beset by terrorist violence, corruption and the presence of neo-Fascists and Basque separatists, this is the story of a romance between a politician, advisor to the President, and a young girl, a militant member of the political left, who find themselves caught up in espionage and murder. The first novel by an award-winning journalist. Translated from the Spanish by Philip W. Silver. 162 pp. ISBN: 1-555841457.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85246
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  • Cebrian, Juan Luis.
    RED DOLL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, (1987) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this leading Spanish journalist, a thriller set in post-Franco Spain. Translated by Philip W. Silver. 162 pp. ISBN: 1-555841457.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 21756
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  • THE EXPLOITS OF TOMMY HAMBLEDON: Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, Alias Uncle Hugo. by Coles, Manning [pseudonym of Cyril H. Coles and Adelaide F. Manning]
    Coles, Manning [pseudonym of Cyril H. Coles and Adelaide F. Manning]
    THE EXPLOITS OF TOMMY HAMBLEDON: Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, Alias Uncle Hugo.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, nd. (1959, c 1940, 1941 and 1952.) dj. Hardcover - Omnibus edition containing 3 classic Tony Hambledon spy adventures - Drink to Yesterday, A Toast to Tomorrow, and Alias Uncle Hugo. (The first one in the series, 'Drink to Yesterday' was a Haycroft-Queens Cornerstone.) A Crime Club selection. 480 pp. Dust jacket by Ronald Clyne.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 52639
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  • Coles, Manning [pseudonym of Cyril H. Coles and Adelaide F. Manning]
    NOW OR NEVER.

    Edition: Vintage book club edition.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1951.). Hardcover - A Tony Hambledon spy adventure. 250 pp.,

    Condition: Very good condition in red boards (some offsetting to endpapers), no dustjacket.

    Book ID: 29795
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  • THE GREEK INTERPRETER. by Davidson, Max.
    Davidson, Max.
    THE GREEK INTERPRETER.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's fifth novel, a comic thriller. "Interpreter Stavros de Battista is in Bangkok to work the World League of Parliaments annual conference and to meet his lover Christine, also an interpreter, at the meeting. A switched briefcase is the trigger for a fireworks display of murders, attempted murders, kidnapping, disappearances, and murky political intrigue that suddenly engulf the increasingly befuddled Stavros - who also has to contend with a series of ill-timed phone calls from his shrewish wife at home in Vienna." (Library Journal) 191 pp. ISBN: 0-340508906.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 87009
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  • DEATH OF A HIT-MAN. by Davies, Frederick
    Davies, Frederick
    DEATH OF A HIT-MAN.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A spy thriller in the best English tradition." When Chief Superintendant David Cooper of Scotland Yard's Murder Squad is set to Cambridge to open the investigation into the murder of a visiting professor from Texas, the murder case quickly changes into a conspiracy that threatens thousands. 219 pp. ISBN: 0-312186401.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (line on bottom edge)

    Book ID: 70543
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  • CARTE BLANCHE 007: The New James Bond Novel. by Deaver, Jeffery.
    Deaver, Jeffery.
    CARTE BLANCHE 007: The New James Bond Novel.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2011) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Bond is recruited by a new agency, conceived in the post 9/11 world. SIGNED on the title page. Deaver is the fifth author to continue the work of Ian Fleming. Glossary. 408 pp plus a note about Ian Fleming. ISBN: 9781451620696.

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

    Book ID: 62295
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  • Deighton, Len.
    THE IPCRESS FILE.

    Edition: First thus.

    Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1988. Hardcover - An attractive edition of this first novel featuring a protagonist without a name. Basis for the Michael Caine movie. Frontispiece by Terry Widener, New introduction by the editors. 279 pp.

    Condition: Fine in black with gilt stamping on the spine, pasted on illustration on the front cover, all edges gilt.

    Book ID: 57435
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  • Deighton, Len.
    FUNERAL IN BERLIN.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1965) dj. Hardcover first edition - Deighton's third spy novel featuring his unnamed secret agent, but the second to be published in the US and the second to be made into one of the Harry Palmer films featuring Michael Caine. Nominated for the Edgar award. 312 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpaper dated Christmas 1964, light toning to the pages, minor rubbing and wear to the dj, original price of 4.95 still present.)

    Book ID: 78019
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  • BEST OF ENEMIES: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War. by Dezenhall, Eric and Gus Russo.
    Dezenhall, Eric and Gus Russo.
    BEST OF ENEMIES: The Last Great Spy Story of the Cold War.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Twelve, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko were new arrivals on the Washington, DC intelligence scene, with Jack working out of the CIA's counterintelligence office and Gennady out of the Soviet Embassy. Both men, already notorious iconoclasts within their respective agencies, were assigned to seduce the other into betraying his country in the urgent final days of the Cold War, but instead the men ended up becoming the best of friends." Recounts some of the most celebrated spy stories of the twentieth century, including the crucial discovery of the Soviet mole Robert Hanssen, and the 2010 Spy Swap which freed Gennady from Soviet imprisonment.…

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    New York & Boston: Twelve, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - "In 1978, CIA maverick Jack Platt and KGB agent Gennady Vasilenko were new arrivals on the Washington, DC intelligence scene, with Jack working out of the CIA's counterintelligence office and Gennady out of the Soviet Embassy. Both men, already notorious iconoclasts within their respective agencies, were assigned to seduce the other into betraying his country in the urgent final days of the Cold War, but instead the men ended up becoming the best of friends." Recounts some of the most celebrated spy stories of the twentieth century, including the crucial discovery of the Soviet mole Robert Hanssen, and the 2010 Spy Swap which freed Gennady from Soviet imprisonment. Photographs in both full color and black and white, bibliography, index. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-1538761311.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85861
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  • CHAMELEON. by Diehl, William.
    Diehl, William.
    CHAMELEON.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1981) dj. Hardcover first edition - His second novel, an international thriller - two journalists find themselves hunted and caught up in a world of oil cartels, big business and international espionage. 374 pp. ISBN: 0-394519612.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83270
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  • THE POWER OF THE BUG. by Drummond, Ivor (pseudonym of Roger Erskine Longrigg, 1929-2000)
    Drummond, Ivor (pseudonym of Roger Erskine Longrigg, 1929-2000)
    THE POWER OF THE BUG.

    Edition: First US printing (but printed in England from the British sheets)

    New York: St Martin's, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - The fifth novel in the Jennifer Norrington series by this prolific author (who wrote under many names - Drummond is what he used for his spy novels). The three friends - Jenny, Sandy and Colly - are on the warpath after a friend of Colly dies from a fall off a cliff in Vermont. 224 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 82518
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  • THE MILLS BOMB. by Egleton, Clive.
    Egleton, Clive.
    THE MILLS BOMB.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Atheneum, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's seventh novel, a complex international thriller involving a defection gone wrong, missing money, and a man determined to prove his innocence, being trailed by the Fraud squad, Special Branch and 2 IRA killers. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-689-109105.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 73231
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  • DEATH OF A SAHIB. by Egleton, Clive.
    Egleton, Clive.
    DEATH OF A SAHIB.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel of international intrigue and espionage set in India, by this master of the genre. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-340496606.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (usual light toning to the pages, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 42113
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  • DEATH TO SPIES: A Novel of the Espionage Adventures of Ian Fleming. by Fawcett, Quinn (pseudonym of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Bill Fawcett)
    Fawcett, Quinn (pseudonym of Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and Bill Fawcett)
    DEATH TO SPIES: A Novel of the Espionage Adventures of Ian Fleming.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Forge Books, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel that imagines Ian Fleming continued his real-life espionage career after his apparent retirement to Jamaica to become a journalist. When a highly placed member of British Intelligence shows up with a story of stolen nuclear secrets and then mysteriously disappears, Fleming gets involved in investigating. By the authors of the Mycroft Holmes books. 357 pp. ISBN: 0-312869304.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder dot, creasing to edges of back cover of dj).

    Book ID: 87717
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  • THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO. by Fesperman, Dan.
    Fesperman, Dan.
    THE PRISONER OF GUANTANAMO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's fourth novel, a stand-alone thriller. "Revere Falk - FBI veteran, Arabic speaker - is an interrogator at 'Gitmo,' assigned to a 'hold-out,' a Yemeni prisoner who may have valuable information about al-Qaeda. But these duties are temporarily suspended when the body of an American soldier is found washed ashore in Cuban territory." Winner of the Dashiell Hammett Award. 323 pp. ISBN: 1-400044669.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 84397
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  • EXTRAORDINARY POWERS. by Finder, Joseph.
    Finder, Joseph.
    EXTRAORDINARY POWERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, an international thriller. When the director of the CIA is killed in a car accident (or assassinated), his son-in-law, an attorney and ex-agent, is lured back into the employ of the CIA, where he becomes involved in a top-secret espionage project in telepathy that will endow him with "extraordinary powers." SIGNED on the title page. 449 pp plus brief author's note. ISBN: 0-345386213.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82186
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  • THE FOURTH PROTOCOL. by Forsyth, Frederick
    Forsyth, Frederick
    THE FOURTH PROTOCOL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Viking, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An espionage thriller which starts out with a simple jewel robbery, but some becomes a train of plots and counterplots, of mistakes and miscalculations. 389 pp. ISBN: 0-670-32637-2.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 47026
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  • MISSION TO PARIS. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    MISSION TO PARIS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Random House, (2013.). Historical espionage novel set in 1938 in a Paris where 'political warfare' is at its peak and the money of the Germans is never spoken of - Frederic Stahl, a Hollywood film star, has become part of an informal spy service run out of the American embassy. Includes a preview of his next novel and an interview with Furst. 274 pp. ISBN: 9780812981827.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. A special "complimentary copy" edition with printed red covers.

    Book ID: 60100
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  • MISSION TO PARIS. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    MISSION TO PARIS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2012.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Historical espionage novel set in 1938 in a Paris where 'political warfare' is at its peak and the money of the Germans is never spoken of - Frederic Stahl, a Hollywood film star, has become part of an informal spy service run out of the American embassy. SIGNED and dated in the year of publication on the title page. 255 pp. ISBN: 9781400069484.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy, but one corner is very slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 54173
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  • DARK VOYAGE. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    DARK VOYAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2004.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - World War II adventure story of a Dutch tramp freighter whose captain is secretly working for the intelligence division of the British Royal Navy. SIGNED on the title page. 256 pp. ISBN: 1400060184.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54167
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  • THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. by Furst, Alan.
    Furst, Alan.
    THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (2006.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Espionage novel set in the world of the Italian resistance to Mussolini, those who had fled to Paris and fought fascism with their typewriters. SIGNED on the title page. Maps. 272 pp. ISBN: 1400060192.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69464
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