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The Portable Romantic Reader.

by Howard E. Hugo, (Editor)

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New York, NY The Viking Press, 1960. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1960), Fourth Printing (1966). Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; faint darkening to the wrapper covers at the backstrip (the titles thereon remain perfectly legible); the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. The text pages are remarkably bright and clean for a paperback of this age. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 inches). xv, 621 pages. Introduction by the Editor. Language: English. Weight: 16 ounces. Viking Portable Library Series. First Edition Thus (1960), Fourth Printing (1966). Mass Market Paperback.


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