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African Trilogy: The North African Campaign, 1940-43 Comprising Mediterranean Front; A Year of Batttle; The End in Africa

by Moorehead, Alan

Condition: Very Good - Fine/Very Good +

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1965. Hardcover Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine/Very Good +. 8vo. vi (ii), 592 pp, foreword by Field-Marshal Viscount Montgomery, Foreword to the First Edition by Field-Marshal Viscount Wavell, Book I. Mediterranean Front: The Year of Wavell, 1940-1941; Book II. A Year of Battle: The Year of Auchinleck, 1941-1942; Book III. The End of Africa: The Year of Eisenhower, Alexander and Montgomery, 1942-1943; index with tipped-in erratum between pp.478 and 479. Reprint of the Hamish Hamilton 1944 First Edition, 1965. Price clipped. Tiny chips along top edge spine dj with minor wear to bottom edge and age-toned spine of same. Light stain bottom margin pages vii-1, and age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and maps on endpapers.


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