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Virgin Planet by  Poul Anderson - First Edition - 1959 - from The Haunted Bookshop, LLC and Biblio.com

Virgin Planet

by Anderson, Poul

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Avalon Books, 1959. Pages crisp and clean except for some foxing at the head edge, modest toning along the hinges, a prior owner's name on the front endpaper, and a spot of adhesive stain on the front free endpaper; binding square and secure, full red cloth cover only mildly shelf-rubbed around the heel edges. Jacket has a small, closed tear at the spine head, shallow ripples (with no evidence of water damage) at the left front, some pale yellow spotting on the rear, a line of surface wear at the foreedge, and some very short wrinkles and some rubbing at spine heel and corners, otherwise well-kept, unclipped, now protected in a new, clear sleeve.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Emshwiller, Ed (dustjacket).

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