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'Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction'; The Life of Sergeant I. W. Ambler: Embracing His Nativity, Poverty, and Toil When but a Child in the Coalmines of England; His Connection With the British Army, Sufferings and Dissipation; His Escape to the Unites States

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Lee and Shepard, 1883 Hardcover Publisher: Lee and Shepard, 1883 Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1883. Very Good minus. 12mo = 7-9". Deep maroon cloth hard covers with gilt illustrations, embossed decoration, gilt lettering on spine. Frontispiece photo of Sergeant Ambler. Contains 12 pen and ink illustrated plates. 311 pages + app. 60 pages of memoirs in the rear. A nice example of the second printing.
  • Bookseller: The Book Moose US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 022592
  • Title: 'Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction'; The Life of Sergeant I. W. Ambler: Embracing His Nativity, Poverty, and Toil When but a Child in the Coalmines of England; His Connection With the British Army, Sufferings and Dissipation; His Escape to the Unites States
  • Book condition: Used
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Lee and Shepard
  • Date published: 1883
  • Bookseller catalogs: Civil War;


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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]
Cloth
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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
gilt
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