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The Early Stuarts, 1603-1660 by Godfrey Davies - Hardcover - 1945 - from World of Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Early Stuarts, 1603-1660

by Godfrey Davies

Condition: Good/Acceptable


Oxford Clarendon Press, 1945. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1945. Reprint. 452 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over navy cloth with gilt lettering. Contains fold-out maps. Losses to jacket spine ends. Mostly clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Cracked guttering with exposed netting. Binding remains firm. Ex libris insert on front paste-down, with marginalia to endpaper. Some minor dog-eared corners. Occasional finger marking throughout. Water drops, rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Light tanning along spine and board edges. Forward leaning. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and bumps to corners. Chipped dust jacket has a few moderate creases, scuffs and tears. Noticeable tanning. Rubbing with shelf wear, and water staining. Flaps are unclipped.


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cracked
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]
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]
shelf wear
Shelf wear (shelfwear) describes damage caused over time to a book by placing and removing a book from a shelf. This damage is...[more]
marginalia
Marginalia, in brief, are notes written in the margins, or beside the text of a book by a previous owner.  This is very...[more]
paste-down
The paste-down is the portion of the endpaper that is glued to the inner boards of a hardback book. The paste-down forms an...[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]
reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
Bumps
Indicates that the affected part of the book has been impacted in such a way so as to cause a flattening, indention, or light...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
flap(s)
The portion of a book cover or cover jacket that folds into the book from front to back.  The flap can contain biographical...[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]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
jacket
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