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The Kon-Tiki Expedition by  Thor Heyerdahl - Hardcover - Signed - 1950 - from The World of Rare Books and Biblio.com

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

by Heyerdahl, Thor

Condition: Good


George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1950. Hardcover. Good. 1950. 235 pages. No dust jacket. 2nd Impression. This is signed by Knut Haugland ONLY, who was one of the Kon Tiki Expedition members. Orange boards with gilt lettering to spine. B&W photographs. Cracks to hinges, text pages tight. Light tanning and foxing to text pages with light tanning and foxing to endpapers, paste-downs and text edges. Photographs have light tanning and foxing to text page. Scraps, small bumps and dog ears to text pages edges. Slight lean to spine. Some rubbing to the board edges and wear to the spine ends. A few marks to front and rear boards. Light bleaching to spine, boards and edges. Light water marks to boards and spine. Small bumps to corners with bumps to boards edges.




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