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The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World by C E M Joad - 1st Edition - 1943 - from E C Books and

The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World

by C E M Joad

Condition: Very Good/Good

London : Faber and Faber Limited, 1943 A very good copy in good wrapper with numerous line drawings by Mervyn Peake. The jacket has Peake illustrations to front and rear. It has a hole at the bottom of the spine, is price-clipped and some staining at the top edge. It is in a removable protective wrap. The plain cloth binding is in very good sound condition with slight corner and edge wear. Contents in very good clean condition with light brown toning to paper. There is a small ink signature to the front endpaper with a date 20.11.43. The book was produced to World War II economy standards - so the binding and paper are as cheap as possible. This does not detract, however, from the stunning artwork by Peake.


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