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Chicago, Illinois:: Reilly & Lee,, 1930.. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/Good and Very Good. 2 individual vols. 1: Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 98 pages, gilt tiltes on green cloth. A very good, clean, neat bright hard cover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper moderately yellowed (with four leaf clover enclosed at no extra charge!). In a good, edge worn dust jacket, color faded, and with the original price. / 2: Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 122 pages, gilt tiltes on decorative brown cloth. A very good, clean, neat bright hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed with a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Without dust jacket
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