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The Firm of Girdlestone - A Romance of the Unromantic

by Doyle Arthur Conan

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London: Chatto & Windus, 1890. 399pp + 32ads. Burgandy bds, corners & spine ends bumped, edges rubbed. Back bd shows minor rubbing and soiling. Titles in black, and 2 blocks of black vig panes, to front. Titles in gilt, and 1 block vig in black, to spine. Blind stamped vig to centre of back bd. Decorated patern to end papers, both front and back f.e.p. are faded. Owners name to front f.e.p.Title and dedication page joined along there top edge since printing, obviously never cut. Interior foxed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Novel.

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