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The Whaling City: A History of New London, inscribed by  Robert Owen Decker - Signed First Edition - 1976-07-01 - from Imperial Books and Collectibles and

The Whaling City: A History of New London, inscribed

by Decker, Robert Owen

Condition: Fine/Very Good

Chester, CT: Pequot Press, 1976-07-01. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Fine green cloth covered boards with gilt lettering along spine. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on FFEP; contents otherwise clean and unmarked except for light soiling bottom edge. VG dust jacket not price clipped; light rubbing along edges. 415pp. Index. Features 152 vintage photographs. First Edition. Additional photos available upon request. All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling.
  • Bookseller: Imperial Books and Collectibles US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 017739
  • Title: The Whaling City: A History of New London, inscribed
  • Author: Decker, Robert Owen
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0871060531
  • ISBN 13: 9780871060532
  • Publisher: Pequot Press
  • Place: Chester, CT
  • Date published: 1976-07-01
  • Keywords: inscribed
  • Bookseller catalogs: History:American:;


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