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Mysteries of Winterthun a Novel

by Oates, Joyce Carol

Condition: Fine /No Jacket


Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. Brown Leather. 482pp. 1984. First edition. 8vo. sized. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight bright fine copy of this privately printed publication exclusively for 'The signed first edition society'. Flat signed in blue ink by the author to the preliminary blank page. Bound in full brown leather - gilt embossed to the spine and to the boards with four raised bands to the spine. All edges gilt. Ribbon page divider. Marbled endpapers. A lovely, fresh, clean, tight, bright fine copy in original publisher's brown leather. . Fine. 1984. First Edition.


  • Bookseller: Trumpington Fine Books Limited GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 238446
  • Title: Mysteries of Winterthun a Novel
  • Author: Oates, Joyce Carol
  • Format/binding: Brown Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: The Franklin Library
  • Place: Pennsylvania
  • Date published: 1984


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