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L' Ile des Pingouins by Anatole France - First Edition - 1908 - from Madden Books and

L' Ile des Pingouins

by Anatole France

Condition: Very Good/No DJ

Published October 14, 1908. Text in French/Francais. Pseudo-marbled paper over boards backed with dark red hard-grain morocco leather; five raised bands on spine with gilt-stamped titles; top edge gilt; red peacock double-combed end papers. Bright, clean covers; few thin scratches on rear cover; slightly age darkened spine - titles clear; slight rubbing at fore corners; tightly bound; owner bookplate with date (December 25, 1908) on front pastedown; clean interior with slight age darkening at page edges. Now in protective mylar. large 16mo, 418 pp.

  • Bookseller: Madden Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: M00488
  • Title: L' Ile des Pingouins
  • Author: Anatole France
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No DJ
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Calmann-Levy
  • Place: Paris
  • Date published: 1908
  • Subjects: ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Books;

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