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TOM SWIFT AND THE ELECTRONIC HYDROLUNG: The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, #18 (Eighteen)

by Appleton, Victor, II

Condition: Very Good/No Dust Jacket


New York: Grosset & Dunlap [1966] 188 pp. Original pictorial cloth covers w/ yellow spine. Binding lightly soiled. Small dampstains to top edge of text block. Illust. w/ b/w drawings. Rear cover advertises this series, and list to "Tom Swift and the Mystery Comet." Contents nice.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Charles Brey. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

Tom Swift Jr. works with the Navy to recover a Jupiter probe missile designed and built by Swift Enterprises on behalf of the government. However the Brungarians intercept the probe -- and Tom must race against time to recover it from the bottom of the ocean before the Brungarians can steal the probe and its scientific data. As the story unfolds, Tom invents several underwater devices to assist with the recovery and counter the threat of a new stealth submarine developed by the Brungarians.




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12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback.  A...[more]
soiled
Generally refers to minor discoloration or staining.
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
text block
Most simply the inside pages of a book.  More precisely, the block of paper formed by the cut and stacked pages of a book.&...[more]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps aro...[more]
spine
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