by Miller, Alice Duer
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Coward-McCann, inc, 1943. Hardcover. Acceptable. Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Cover and binding are worn but intact. A reading copy in fair condition. The text block includes extensive drawings by Constantin Alajálov. Decorative endpages. A previous owner's ex-libris sticker has been adhered to the front pastedown. A previous owner's signature can also be found on the front pastedown. The back outer hinge suffers severe paper tearing and is moderately loose; the underlying mull is partially exposed due to the loose hinge. The cover boards are in acceptable condition due to moderate to severe discoloration and smudge mark damage. The head and tail of the spine suffers severe shelfwear damage, as do the edges. The binding is tight; the pages are clean and unmarked. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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- text block
- Most simply the inside pages of a book. More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.... [More]
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- reading copy
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- Minor wear resulting from a book being place on, and taken from a bookshelf, especially along the bottom edge.
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- The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
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