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William Heinemann Ltd., 1951. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1951. First Edition. 253 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over pink cloth with gilt lettering. Mostly clean pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers and page edges. Former owner's name on front paste-down, with rubbing and a few small nicks to text block edges. Occasional finger marking throughout. Marginalia to title page. Slightly cracked guttering with binding remaining firm. Slight tanning along spine and board edges. Mild rub wear to surfaces and edges with crushing to spine ends and bumps to corners. Boards are bowed. Chipped dust jacket has a few moderate creases, scuffs and tears. Noticeable tanning and foxing. Rubbing with shelf wear. Flaps are unclipped.
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