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Tom Swift and his electronic retroscope; (His The new Tom Swift, Jr., adventures [14])

by Victor Appleton

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Grosset & Dunlap, 1959. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. This is a First Printing / First Edition Blue Tweed cover with Dust Jacket. Back inside flap lists to the title as does the listing on the back of the first title page. Binding is tight and pages are crisp and clean. Book does not appear to have had much use. The number 20 is written inside the front cover less than 1/2" tall. Outside blue tweed covers are nice with only minor wear to the outside edges. Dust Jacket is NOT price clipped with only some chipping in a few spots. Dust Jacket is now covered by a new clear mylar cover. Great Collectible!

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