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Recollections of a Literary Life: Or, Books, Places and People (3 Volumes)

by Mary Russell Mitford

Condition: Good

RICHARD BENTLEY, 1852. Original blue blind-stamped cloth with gilt titling to spines, cloth - of Vol 1 marked with wear to head and tail of spine, of vol 2 boards damp stained and faded, and of vol 3 very faded with wear to edges and rubbing to spine, 323/302/296pp, internally clean and free of foxing. Heavy - UK postage £6.00. Cloth. Good. 8vo.
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