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Gladstone : A Biography

by Magnus,Philip

Condition: Good/Good


E. P. Dutton, 1954. Red cloth, faded gilt lettering.General shelfwear, edges of boards faded, corners roundedEdges of text block toned, pastedowns toned, front endpaper has been removed. Dustjacket worn, chipped, multiple edgetears, spine sunned, price clipped. Reading copy only. Illustrations, appendix, index, 482 pp. Text clean & tight.. Second Printing. Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".




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