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First Editions: A Guide to Identification

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First Editions: A Guide to Identification

by Zempel, Edward N. & Verkler, Linda A. (eds.)

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Peoria, IL: The Spoon River Press, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. As New. Octavo. A clean, bright, unmarked copy of this pioneering work based on publisher statements.

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Bookseller
Alba's Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
1361679
Title
First Editions: A Guide to Identification
Author
Zempel, Edward N. & Verkler, Linda A. (eds.)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book condition
New As New
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Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Spoon River Press
Place of Publication
Peoria, IL
Date Published
1984
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Size
Octavo

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