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Timothy's Quest by  Kate Douglas Wiggin - Hardcover - 1892 - from Heritage Books and Biblio.com

Timothy's Quest

by Wiggin, Kate Douglas

Condition: Good+/No DJ


Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1892. Good+/No DJ. 16mo = 6-7". + several pages of advertisements. Red and black cloth over hard covers gilt lettering and decoration, some minor soiling and wear at spine edges, bumped corners, spine pushed forward slightly. Some soiling on endpapers. Inside front hinge is cracked, but covers remain tight, binding is still strong. "A story for anybody, young or old, who cares to read it." Riverside Press - Cambridge.


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