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Old Post Bags : The True Story Of The Sending Of A Letter In Ancient And Modern Times

by Harlow, Alvin F

Condition: Good+/No Jacket


D. Appleton & Co., 1928. Cloth boards, gilt lettering. endpapers & page edges age toned, corners mildly rounded, mild shelfwear, gift inscription on front pastedown. Illustrations, bibliography, index, 499 pp. Text clean & tight.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".



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