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An Illustrated History of Science

by F. Sherwood Taylor, Illustrated by A.R. Thomson

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London: William Hienemann, 1960. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; VG+/VG; Spine is yellow, red, and black with yellow and red text; DJ has general shelf wear, edge wear, foxing to edges and back of DJ, age-toning to verso, design is clear; Boards have edge wear, joints and hinges are strong, light rubbing and bumping to corners; Text block has general signs of handling, slight age-toning, content is clear, binding is strong; pp 178. Shelved Rockville Bookstore.





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