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The Man from the Sea.

by Michael Innes

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Franklin Center, PA Franklin Library: Mystery Masterpieces, 1988. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1988). Very Near Fine: near flawless; theb backstrip is very lightly sun-blanched; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single flaw. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.8 x 5.7 x 1.2 inches). 217 pages. Deep-blue, full-leather over boards. Lavishly decorated with gilt designs at the front panel, rear panel and backstrip, which also shows gilt titles and raised bands. All Edges Gilt. Decorated Endpapers. In near-pristine condition, very clean inside and out, feels never to have been opened. Illustrated with a single blue-toned design at the front flayleaves. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5.5 ounces. Reprint Edition (1988). First published in 1955. Hardback: Full Leather Binding.




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