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Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1901. Fifth Edition. lxiv;600pp. 16mo. Bound in original blind stamped red cloth with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Marble edges on textblock. Two ribbon markers. Yellow coated front paste down paper with advertisements. Map of Great Britain on rear end papers. Includes 18 maps, 39 plans and 1 panorama. Top edge dust soiled. Some wear to the spine and corners. Hinge is cracked. Front free end paper is missing. Half-title page and first map are loose. A few maps have tears. Some underlining and annotations in blue pencil. In good condition. Previous owner's inscription on half-title page. 1901
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