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Ships and How they Sailed the Seven Seas by  Hendrik Willem Van Loon - Hardcover - 3rd Printing - 1935 - from Dearly Departed Books and Biblio.com

Ships and How they Sailed the Seven Seas

by Van Loon, Hendrik Willem

Condition: VG


NY: Simon & Schuster. VG. 1935. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. Stated third printing bound in blue cloth with gold spine lettering. I llustrated by the author through-out including the dust jacket illustr ation. The jacket folds out into a 18" X 20" map of the world's great discoveries via ships on the verso. Tall 8v0 (9.50" X 6.00") size, 318 pp. A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. The book's gilt spine lettering is rubbed and its spine is slightly faded. Former owner's n ame and date (1935) inked on the front fly. The dust jacket has a 1" c hip on the bottom of the rear panel which shows on the blank margin on the map on its verso. It has a seam or fold tear in the middle of the map fold. Small chips to the corners and at the head and heel of the spine. Heavy tanning to the spine and tanning to the panels. .


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VG
Very Good condition can describe a used book that does show some small signs of wear - but no tears - on either binding or paper...[more]
heel
The lower most portion of the spine when the book is standing vertically....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page....[more]

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