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SHIPS & HOW THEY SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS by  Hendrik Willem Van Loon - Signed First Edition - 1935 - from Village Bookmarket and Biblio.com

SHIPS & HOW THEY SAILED THE SEVEN SEAS

by Loon, Hendrik Willem Van

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Simon and Schuster. Good in Good dust jacket. 1935. First Edition. Hardcover. C-Cover may be different than that pictured. This book has a blue cloth cover with a plain front cover. On the spine is the title in gilt with some gilt decoration. Covers are moderately worn with heavier wear at corners, along edges and at spine ends. DJ is of heavy white paper and pictures color drawings of ships on the front and back with flags on the spine. DJ is double thickness and unfolds to a colored illustration inside of a map of the world. There are major tears and some chipping along the fold of the map which would also be the top edge of the folded DJ. DJ now in protective jacket. A little damp staining visible in the gutters of a few pages. Age toning to end pages. Many black and white illustrations. Signed by Hendrik Willem van Loon on front end page. Binding sound, text clean. Due to size and/or weight of the book I can only ship it domestic mail. Most orders shipped within 24 hours. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. ; 5000 B.C. - A.D. 1935; 2 x 9.4 x 6.4 Inches; 318 pages; Signed by Author .


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