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A Coat Of Many Colours. Occasional Essays by Herbert Read - First Edition - 1945 - from World of Rare Books and Biblio.com

A Coat Of Many Colours. Occasional Essays

by Herbert Read

Condition: Good


George Routledge & Sons, 1945. Hardcover. Good. 1945. First Edition. 352 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking to surfaces. Light bumping to corners and crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean, with small dents around edges.


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