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SAILING ON THE NILE by  Laurent Laporte - First Edition - 1872 - from Gravelly Run Antiquarians and Biblio.com

SAILING ON THE NILE

by Laporte, Laurent

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Boston: Roberts Brothers. Good with no dust jacket. 1872. First Edition. Hardcover. Large bits of cloth gone from top of spine, small bits of cloth gone from bottom of spine, cloth partly cracked at front and rear spine fold, corners badly rubbed, moisture mark at bottom edge of entire text block, school presentation bookplate, hinges cracked - book tight .


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