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The House of the Double Axe: A Recreation of Minoan Life in the Palace of Knossos.

by Agnes Carr Vaughan

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Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, 1959. Hardcover First Edition (1959), so stated. First Edition (1959), so stated. Very Good in Good DJ: Book shows indications of use - but careful use: light shelving wear to the lower extremities; three tiny rough spots at the top edge of the front panel; former owner's gift inscription at the front free endpaper and a former owner's blind stamp at the lower flyleaf; moderate spine lean. The binding remains quite secure; the text is clean. Shows a few flaws and some wear, but remains a handsome copy with a clean text. The DJ shows fairly heavy wear; some loss to chipping and rubbing at extremities; moderate rubbing to the panels and faint, but pervasive soiling to the rear panel; the price has been clipped; mylar-protected. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1 inches). 240 pages. Illustrated with 24 pages of duotone plates. Language: English. Weight: 18.6 ounces. Hardback with DJ.


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