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From Cairo to the Cataract

by Blanche Mabury Carson

Condition: Very Good


L. C. Page & Co., 1909. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition. Decorative green cloth with gilt lettering, top edges gilt. 330 pp. Inscribed by Carson to her sister, Eloise Mabury, on the recto of the frontispiece. Black and white illustrations throughout. Light shelfwear. Front hinge partially exposed. Dust jacket with some scuffing to the front panel, chips at the head and tail of the spine and corners, a chip at the bottom edge of the rear panel, some tears at the joints, a few small closed tears at the edges, and some dampstains at the tail of the spine. Overall very good in a very good minus jacket. Scarce in dust jacket.


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