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A Fair and Happy Land: A Chronicle of Frontier America. by William A. Owens - First Edition [1975]; First Printing indicated by a complete num - 1975. - from Black Cat Hill Books and Biblio.com

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A Fair and Happy Land: A Chronicle of Frontier America.

by William A. Owens

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New York, NY Charles Scribner's Sons, 1975. Hardcover First Edition [1975]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition [1975]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Good+ in Very Good- DJ: The book shows light wear to the outside edges of the panels; some "crumpling" to the head of the backstrip, probably related to the dampstains at the top of the rear gutter, which is small, but which has imparted a faint "crinkliness" the text pages at the top of the pages, near the hinge; barely discernible foxing to the top edge; a couple of small stains at the upper fore-edge; the binding is slightly cocked off square. but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. The DJ shows light wear to the extremities; moderate rubbing; dampstaining at the backstrip; the price is intact; mylar-protected. This book has some notable problems, but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.5 x 1.25 inches). xiv, 317 pages. Maps in the Text as well as Endpaper maps. Genealogy. Notes. Index. Weight: 1 pound, 8.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.


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