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Napoleon III and His Carnival Empire

by Bierman, John

Condition: Very Good


John Murray Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. 0719546389 439pp. (cream spine) 1989. Large 8vo. First edition. A very good plus, clean, tight copy in a very good jacket. Original publisher's khaki cloth over paper-covered boards - copper embossed to the spine. No inscriptions. The text supported by a few photographic reproductions. Slight bumps to the head and tail of the spine. The jacket has not been price-clipped but is somewhat faded to the spine and to the spine edges of the front and rear panels of the jacket. A very good, clean, tight copy. . Very Good.


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