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The Dragon's Teeth: A Problem in Deduction

by Queen, Ellery

Condition: Fair


New York, NY: International Readers League, 1939. 325 pages, tall 12mo. Orange cloth boards with gold-embossed title and design of key along spine. No DJ. Shelfwear: light rubbing along cover edges, heavy scuffing and smudge marks to covers and spine, heavy spine fade. Tanned page edges. Previous owner's name in black ink on front free endpaper. Tightly bound with very clean and crisp pages. Volume is in Fair condition.. Hard Cover. Fair.


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12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
crisp
A term often used to indicate a book's new-like condition. Indicates that the hinges are not loosened. A book described as crisp...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....[more]

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