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TOM SWIFT AND HIS ATOMIC EARTH BLASTER: The New Tom Swift Jr. Adventures, #5 (Five)

by Appleton, Victor, II

Condition: Very Good/Very Good-


New York: Grosset & Dunlap (1954) 210 pp. Original blue tweed covers, very bright and clean. Modest rubbing to spine ends. Covers a bit cocked. Blue and white endpapers. DJ lightly soiled w/ few short tears to edges. Modest chipping to corners. Spine a bit sunned. DJ rear flap advertises "The Bomba Books," and list to title "The Lost Explorers." DJ rear panel has an advertisement about Membership in the "Junior Adventurers Club." Illust. w/ b/w drawings. Contents very nice.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Graham Kaye. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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