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William Heinemann Ltd., 1953. Hardcover. Good. 1953. 241 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Black cloth with darkened gilt lettering. Boots library copy with associated stickers and markings to pages and boards. Mostly clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Cracked guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Some minor dog-eared corners, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Tanning along spine and board edges. Forward leaning and bowed. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and bumps to corners. Split to spine end.
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