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Little, Brown, and Company, 1946. Hardcover. Acceptable/Acceptable. 1946. Reprinted. 384 pages. Colour illustrative dust jacket over cream cloth with black and white illustrated plates throughout. Minor tanning to pages with heavier foxing and tanning to pastedowns and endpapers. Pen inscriptions to front pastedown and endpaper with visible tanning to text block edges and pen annotation to title page. The front hinge is cracked with exposed netting as well. Boards have fair tanning and noticeable bumping to corners. Fair crushing to spine ends and book is forward leaning. Unclipped jacket with major edge wear and visible rubbing. Large area of loss to the front with large tears to the edges, corners and spine as well.
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- The portion of the book closest to the spine that allows the book to be opened and closed.
- "Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
- Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
- 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...[more]
- 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]
- Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
- is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc....[more]
- title page
- A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the...[more]
- 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]
- In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...[more]