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Dancing Aztecs: A Novel.
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Dancing Aztecs: A Novel.

By Donald E Westlake.

New York, NY M. Evans and Company, 1976. Hardcover First Edition (1976), First Printing, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (1976), First Printing, indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Very Good+ to Near Fine DJ: The Book shows mild shelving wear to the bottom edge of the cloth-covered boards: a tiny insect dropping at the top edge of the text block; the text pages have tanned very slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very light wear and minor, unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. The DJ shows mild rubbing; a couple of tiny nicks to the head of the backstrip; the lower corner of the inside front flap is creased; the price is intact. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.55 x 5.9 x 1.25 inches). 374 pages. Language: English. Weight: 21 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$24.50

The Spanish Farm Trilogy, 1914-18.

By R.H. Mottram.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1979. Paperback First Edition Thus (1979), so stated. First published by Chatto & Windus in 1927. First Edition Thus (1979), so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels; a couple of faint creases to the rear panel; the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging and the fore-edge shows the faintest foxing; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very mild wear and a few minor cosmetic flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.15 x 4.4 x 1 inches). 544 pages. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. Modern Classics Series.First published by Chatto & Windus in 1927. Mass Market Paperback.

$11.96

Clea (The Alexandria Quarter, Volume 4).

By Lawrence Durrell .

New York, NY Pocket Books: Giant Cardinal Edition, 1961. Paperback First Edition Thus (1961); First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus (1961); First Printing, so stated. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the extremities; a single crease at the backstrip; the head of the backstrip has been skillfully tape-reinforced with clear tape; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding shows slight lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo.(6.4 x 4.25 x 0.65 inches). 280 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4.7 ounces. GC-767; cover price 75 cents. Mass Market Paperback. The fourth and final volume of the famous tetralogy (along with JUSTINE (1957), BALTHAZAR (1958) and MOUNTOLIVE (1958)) by the late British expatriate and author of PIED PIPER OF LOVERS and THE BLACK BOOK. First published in 1960, CLEA is set in the Egyptian city of Alexandria of the 1930s and 1940s. What can one say about perfection? One does not just look at the ceiling of the Cistine Chapel as a great work of art but rather as perfection personified, merely mediated by paints and gilt. This book is exactly the same, its perfection is personified not by pigments and gold, but by ink and prose. It is indeed rare that an artist pours their all into their work,but when it does occur, it is unilaterally hailed as a magnum opus. Clea, in my opinion is just such a work. The way in which Durrell contrasts the blunt style of description with the uncompairable beauty of the subject matter pushes the book deeper into the sanctum sanctorum of literary perfection. In thinking about this review, perfection seems too cold and metallic a word to be applied to such a beautiful work of art. There seems to be no word that accurately describes the flawless beauty of this book, but these are the limitations of language.

$6.47

Bank Shot.

By Donald E Westlake.

New York, NY Pocket Books, 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus (1973), Fifth Printing (1974). Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: the spine leans ever so slightly; just a hint of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to wrapper covers; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; three pages creased at the upper corner; the heel of the backstrip has been carefully tape-repaired; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing light wear and minor cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.5 inches). 189 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4 ounces. First Edition Thus (1973), Fifth Printing (1974). Mass Market Paperback.

$11.96

Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse.
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Breaking Smith's Quarter Horse.

By Paul St. Pierre.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Douglas & McIntyre, 1984. Paperback First Edition Thus (1984), Sixth Printing (1989). Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels; the text pages have tanned very slightly, due to aging; a price has been neatly blocked out at the lower rear panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, close-to-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches). v, 163 pages. Preface by the author. Language: English. Weight: 6.7 ounces .First Edition Thus (1984), Sixth Printing (1989). Trade Paperback.

$1.72

Tales of Unrest.

By Joseph Conrad .

Garden City, NY Doubleday Page & Company for William H. Wise, 1924. Hardcover Later Edition (1924); copyright is 1898 and 1920. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Good+ DJ: The book shows indications of very careful use; just a touch of wear to extremities; the front and rear free endpapers are tanned; else flawless; the binding is square and perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a couple of minor cosmetic flaws. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Close to 'As New'. The Dj shows chipping to the head and heel of the backstrip and scant loss to the corner tips; a bit of darkening to the backstrip, but the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible; unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo.(8 x 6.55 x 1.15 inches). xiii, 204 pages. Language: English. Olive cloth over boards with pastedown titles label at the upper backstrip. Embossed designs at the front panel and backstrip Top Edge Gilt. Deckle Fore-Edge. Weight: 16.5 ounces. Later Edition (1924); copyright is 1898 and 1920. Canterbury Edition of Conrad's Complete Works. Hardback with DJ.

$19.60

The Enormous Room: A Typescript Edition with Illustrations by the Author.

By E.E. Cummings.

New York, NY Liveright , 1978. Paperback First Edition Thus (1978), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1978), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a price has been excised at the upper corner of the front panel; the backstrip is lightly sunned, bu the titles thereon remain bold and clearly legibel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the panels. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.35 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches).. xxvi, 275 pages. Edited and with an Afterward by George James Firmage. Foreward by Richard S. Kennedy. Language: English. Weight: 13.2 ounces. L-119. Trade Paperback.

$21.76

My Name is Aram.

By William Saroyan.

New York, NY Dell: Laurel, 1966. Mass Market Paperback First Edition Thus (1966), so stated. Newly Revised by the Author. First Edition Thus (1966), so stated. Newly Revised by the Author. Good+ in Wraps: the front endpaper has been removed; shows indications of moderate use: light wear to extremities; several pages are creased and frayed at the lower corner; mild rubbing and faint soiling to wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels, though the front endpaper may have been removed for the purpose of removing such. A handsome, for all its flaws, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor wear.A clean, sturdy, presentable copy. REMAINDER, showing a mark at the fore-edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.4 inches). 156 pages. Illustrated with black & white drawings and designs by Don Freeman. Language: English. Weight: 3 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$3.92

The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman.

By Laurence Sterne.

London, UK John Lane The Bodley Head, 1928. Hardcover First Edition Thus (1928), so stated. The text of course was published between 1759 and 1767. Very Good+: shows indications of careful use: moderate wear to the extremities, with fairly heavy rubbing to the lower rear corner tip; mild rubbing to the panels; the text pages remain bright white. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only light wear and unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Not far from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 4to. (10.3 x 6.75 x 1.65 inches). xxi, 557 pages. Illustrations & Decorations by John Austen. Introduction by J.B. Priestley. Black cloth over boards with gilt designs at the front panel and gilt titles and designs at the backstrip. Tinted top edge. Fore-Edge and Bottom edge Ragged. Decorated Endpapers. Language: English. Weight: 2 pounds,15.2 ounces. First Edition Thus (1928), so stated. The text of course was published between 1759 and 1767. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$49.00

A Traveler from Altruria.

By William Dean Howells.

New York, NY Sagamore Press, 1957. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows only mild rubbing to the panels and a hint of scuffing here and there; light wear to the extremities; the binding leans ever so slightly; a former owner's rubber-stamped name at the top of the title page; else flawless; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 0.65 inches). xi, 211 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Howard Mumford Jones. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. American Century Series. The Original Edition was published in 1892. Paperback.

$3.53

The Hat on the Bed.

By John O'Hara.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965]; so stated, with no subsequent printings noted. First published in hardcover in 1963 by Random House. First Edition Thus [1965]; so stated, with no subsequent printings noted. Good in Wraps: shows spine lean; creases to the backstrip and a few stray stress-creases to the front panel; the pages have tanned a bit with age; the binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. An average used copy, tightly bound, showing light wear and numerous superficial cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 1.1 inches). 405 pages. Black titles on an orange background field at both panels. Language: English. Weight: 8 ounces. Bantam N2889. Cover Price: 95 cents. A Bantam Ninety-Five. First published in hardcover in 1963 by Random House. Mass Market Paperback.

$14.70

Tortilla Flat.

By John Steinbeck.

New York, NY Bantam Books, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus (1965), not directly stated, but implied by lack of subsequent printings cited. First Edition Thus (1965), not directly stated, but implied by lack of subsequent printings cited, as would have been Bantam's customary practice at the time of publication. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear along the outside edge of the backstrip, where it meets the front panel; mild rubbing to the panels of the wrapper covers; a couple of faint creases top to bottom of the backstrip and a couple of very small, very faint stress creases to the panels; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. . Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing very light wear and a couple of unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Not far from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7 x 4.25 x 0.55 inches). viii, 151 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4.5 ounces. Bantam Books No.H3019, Mass Market Paperback.

$7.06

Steppenwolf.

By Hermann Hesse.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965], Twenty-Third Printing [1988]. EX-LIBRARY COPY, showing a couple of rubber stamps at the front endpapers and a scan label at the bottom of the front endpaper. Else, Very Good in Wraps: the covers have been adeptly wrapped in clear vinyl, so outside edges show only minimal wear and the panels are free of rubbing; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the upper quarter of the front endpaper has been torn away; The binding shows the slightest lean, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. A very good copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and numerous cosmetic flaws. NOT a Remainder or Book-Club. 8vo. (7.8 x 5.15 x 0.7 inches). 253 pages.. Translated from the German by Basil Creighton, and the translation has been revised by Walter Sorrell. Language: English. Cover design from a painting by Gary Halsey on a blue background field, while the backstrip has an orange background field and the rear panel is white. Weight: 7.7 ounces. Penguin Modern Classics Series. First Edition Thus [1965], Twenty-Third Printing [1988]. Trade Paperback.

$6.47

The Chessmen of Mars.

By Edgar Rice Burroughs.

New York, NY Grosset & Dunlap, 1922. Hardcover Reprint Edition (1922). Good: Shows significant indications of use: considerable rubbing to the extremities, particularly the lower corner tips; moderate rubbing and faint soiling to the panels; some soiling to the outside edges of the text block; the binding shows moderate lean, but remains secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well-loved reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.65 x 5.5 x 1.25 inches). 375 pages. Illustrated in black & white by J. Allen St. John. Rust-toned cloth over boards with black titles at the front panel and backstrip. Language: English. Weight: 14.4 ounces. Reprint Edition (1922). Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Unabridged on Audio Cassette).
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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Unabridged on Audio Cassette).

By Betty Smith.

New York, NY HarperCollins: Caedmon Audio, 2001. Audio Cassette Twelve Cassette Tapes in excellent condition (but at least two have been "experienced'; none show any wear or damage), housed in the publisher's colorful heavy cardstock case, which is in Very Good+ to Near Fine condition, showing only minor rubbing and a small patch of price-sticker residue to the upper corner of the front panel. Overall, Very Good+ to Near Fine. There was a "Reading Group Guide" included originally, but that is not present here. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Read by Kate Burton. Original Audio Introduction written and read by Jacqueline Mitchard. Product Size: 6.25 x 4.15 x 2.6 inches. Unabridged on 12 Cassettes. Playing Time: 18 hours. Weight: 16.4 ounces. Audio Cassette.

$19.60

Persuasion with 'A Memoir of Jane Austen' by J.E. Austen-Leigh.
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Persuasion with 'A Memoir of Jane Austen' by J.E. Austen-Leigh.

By Jane Austen.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback Reprint of the Penguin English Library edition of 1965. First Edition Thus (1985), Eighteenth Printing Thus. The Original Edition was published in 1818. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the lower front corner tip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a single minor, unobtrusive flaw. Bright and clean. Corners sharp. Appears unread. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.8 inches). 399 pages. Edited with an Introduction by D.W. Harding. Language: English. Weight: 10 ounces. Reprint of the Penguin English Library edition of 1965. First Edition Thus (1985), Eighteenth Printing Thus. The Original Edition was published in 1818. Penguin Classics Series. Trade Paperback.

$15.68

The Rise of Silas Lapham.
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The Rise of Silas Lapham.

By William Dean Howells.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1983. Paperback Reprint of the hardcover edition published by Indiana University Press in 1971. First Edition Thus (1983), not directly stated, but implied by the lack of subsequent printings noted (as would have been Penguin's customary practice). The Original Edition was published in 1885. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a hint of wear to the extremities; a tiny tear at the outside edge of the rear panel has been carefully repaired with clear cellophane tape; mild rubbing and faint soiling to the white areas of the background field of the panels; three pages dog-eared at the upper corner tip; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean; the text pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; else flawless, if no longer "fresh". Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome close to like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.75 x 5.15 x 0.75 inches). xxx, 368 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Kermit Vanderbilt. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. Reprint of the hardcover edition published by Indiana University Press in 1971. First Edition Thus (1983), not directly stated, but implied by the lack of subsequent printings noted (as would have been Penguin's customary practice). The Original Edition was published in 1885. Penguin American Library Series. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

The Rise of Silas Lapham.

By William Dean Howells.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage Books. Library of America Series. , 1991. Paperback First Edition Thus (1991), so stated; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. The Original Edition was published in 1885. First Edition Thus (1991), so stated; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only mild rubbing to the panels and a hint of shelf soiling to the bottom edge of the text pages; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing the mildest wear and a minor, unobtrusive flaw. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.8 inches). xx, 354 pages. Edited with an Introduction by Kermit Vanderbilt. Language: English. Weight: 9.5 ounces. Library of America Series. The Original Edition was published in 1885. Trade Paperback.

$9.41

The Wayward Bus.

By John Steinbeck .

New York, NY The Viking Press, 1947. Hardcover First Edition (1947), not directly stated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted. First Edition (1947), not directly stated, but implied: no subsequent printings noted. Very Good+ in Good DJ: The Book shows indications of careful use: light wear to the corner tips of the front panel;; the slightest spine lean; faint foxing and dusting to the top edge; the text pages have tanned slightly; the binding is secure; the text is clean, but a former owner's name and address inscribed at the upper front free endpaper. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A lightly used copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing moderate wear, and possessing some minor flaws. The DJ shows wear to the extremities, with small loss to rubbing; some toning to the white background field of the rear panel; the price ($2.75) has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Shows some war, but remains intact and not unattractive. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.75 x 1.25 inches). 312 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 2.2 ounces. Brown buckram over boards with gilt titles at the front panel and backstrip and an inlaid design at the lower front panel; Hardback with DJ. The Wayward Bus was adapted into a 1957 dramatic film directed by Victor Vicas and starring Jayne Mansfield, Joan Collins, Dan Dailey and Rick Jason.

$19.60

El Tesoro de la Sierra Madre.

By B. Traven .

New York, NY Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1963. Hardcover First Edition Thus [1963], apparent later printing. Very Good: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of tanning to the pages, due to aging; mild rubbing to the panels; a former owner's name has been blocked out with marker pen at the upper front free endpaper and a small cross has been drawn below it; light wear to the outside edges; the covers have been covered with clear contact paper; the binding is square and remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.65 x 0.85 inches). 228 pages. Edited by Mario B. Rodriguez. Illustrated with black & white drawings by Allyn Amudson. Language: Spanish with English editorial and vocabulary helps. Shipping Weight: 14 ounces. First Edition Thus [1963], apparent later printing. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$19.60

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