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The Golden Gift: a Book for the Young

by Weir, Harrison

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Edinburgh: William P. Nimmo. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1874. Hardcover. Blue cloth hardback is tightly bound with no marks. Contains 31 wood engravings of various artists by R. Paterson. All edges bright gilt. FFEP missing. Very light over all tanning. Binding has gilt to front cover and spine with additional ornate black design to front and blindstamping to back. Bevelled edges. Light wear to edges, corners and spine. Light rubbing to both covers. Digital photos available. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages .



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