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Better Dead

by Barrie J.M

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1891. Tissue-guarded colour frontispiece; The second edition of Barrie's first book, first published in 1888; Hardback: black buckram decorated in gilt on spine, bevelled edges, top edge gilt, black laid end-papers, bookseller's ticket (Thornton, Oxford); Spine faded and starting to wear at head and foot, corners rubbed, previous owner's name to half-title, g+. Buckram. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.
  • Bookseller: Bookfare GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 8316
  • Title: Better Dead
  • Author: Barrie J.M
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1891
  • Keywords: Late Victorian Fiction
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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edges
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]
spine
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jacket
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g+
A term used to denote a condition a slight grade better than Good. Good is defined as "describes the average used and worn book...[more]
buckram
A plain weave fabric normally made from cotton or linen which is stiffened with starch or other chemicals to cover the book...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
top edge gilt
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