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The Kon-Tiki Expedition

by Heyerdahl, Thor

Condition: VG


London: Longmans, Green and Company, 1957. Paperback. VG. Wraps in white spine, orange and blue decorative paper covers. Fair amount of rubbing at the head and tail of the spine and at the tips of the corners. Light rubbing around the outside edges of the covers. Slight spine lean toward the front of the book. Some facial tears and tape marks on the inside of the front and rear covers. Previous owner's name on the half title page. Some evidence of handling on the first and last few pages. Part of "The Bridge Series," edited and abridged by G. C. Thornley. Illustrations by G. S. Ronalds. 146 pages. Uncommon.




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VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper...[more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket....[more]
G
Good describes the average used and worn book that has all pages or leaves present. Any defects must be noted. (as defined ...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
title page
A page at the front of a book which may contain the title of the book, any subtitles, the authors, contributors, editors, the pu...[more]
half title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...[more]
tail
The heel of the spine.
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a ...[more]
Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc. (whic...[more]

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