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An Air That Kills : With The Wrapper Designed By Stein by  Francis King - First UK Edition - 1948 - from Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB (SKU: 11111112222233470)

An Air That Kills : With The Wrapper Designed By Stein

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An Air That Kills : With The Wrapper Designed By Stein

by King, Francis

  • Used
  • near fine
  • hardcover
  • First
Near Fine/Very Good++
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Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About This Item

The First UK printing published by Home and Van Thal, London in 1948. The BOOK is in near Fine condition with just a little pushing at the spine ends and slight offsetting to the end papers. A hint of toning to the text-block and page edges. Free from inscriptions. The scarce WRAPPER is complete and is in Very Good++ condition. A little loss at the upper spine end and a closed tear to the lower spine end. Some tape repairs and reinforcement to the verso. The closed tears to the spine ends have a small piece of transparent tape to the front but this is hardly noticeable due to the black background of the cover design. The wrapper artwork by Stein looks very striking in the removable Brodart archival cover. The author's very scarce third novel. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB GB (GB)
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An Air That Kills : With The Wrapper Designed By Stein
King, Francis
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good++
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First UK Edition
Home and Van Thal, London
Place of Publication
Date published
Stein, King

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Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

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This seller has earned a 5 of 5 Stars rating from Biblio customers. member since: 2015
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
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About Ashton Rare Books ABA, PBFA, ILAB

We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...[more]
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...[more]
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.

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