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across the western

by o'connor, patrick

Condition: Fine /Very Good Plus

London: Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. 009124370X 182pp. 1976. First edition. 8vo. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight near fine copy in very good plus jacket. Original publisher's blue boards - gilt embossed to the spine. No inscriptions. Some spotting to the upper fore-edge. The jacket has not been price-clipped - it has a short rub mark - about 1cm in length to the rear panel of the jacket. Very slight fading to the spine of the jacket. A slight rub mark to the extreme upper corner of the front panel. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight well preserved first edition copy. . Fine. 1976. First Edition.


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