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Michael Joseph, 1961. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1961. First Edition. 278 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over purple cloth boards. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as inscriptions, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light crushing at spine ends. Unclipped jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and chipping. Mild rubbing and tanning to surfaces.
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- Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
- Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps...[more]
- The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
- First Edition
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- shelf wear
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- "Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...[more]
- A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or...[more]