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Tales of a Traveller / Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey / Bracebridge Hall / Wolfert's Roost.

by Washington Irving

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Philadelphia, PA John Wanamaker, 1880. Hardcover Very Good: shows moderate wear to the corner tips, where the leather has just started to wear through to expose the board beneath; overall light wear to extremities; moderate rubbing; faint darkening to the fore-edge and bottom edge. Backstrip very lightly sun-blanched, but the titles and gilt designs thereon remain bold and clearly legible. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. 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 copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear and minor unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.5 x 1.45 inches). 874 pages. Quarter Red Morocco with raised bands and gilt designs titles to spine and leather reinforced corners and Lovely Marbled Boards and Endpapers. Top Edge Gilt. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11 ounces. Publication date is approximate; it is part of a "Irving's Works" set, most likely from the late Nineteenth Century. Hardback: Quarter Leather with Marbled Boards.


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spine
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