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The Cruel Sea

By Monsarrat, Nicholas




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image of The Cruel Sea [with] 'WWII Chronicles'. The Chronicles comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. 'THE CRUEL SEA' AND ITS FORMATIVE CHRONICLES COMPLETE

The Cruel Sea [with] 'WWII Chronicles'. The Chronicles comprising 'HM Corvette' [with] 'East Coast Corvette' [with] 'Corvette Command' [with] 'HM Frigate'. 'THE CRUEL SEA' AND ITS FORMATIVE CHRONICLES COMPLETE

Nicholas MONSARRAT

Cassell,, [1942-46, 1951]. 5 works in 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and plates; newly and handsomely bound in full navy blue crushed morocco, sides with double frame borders in gilt, backs gilt with five raised bands, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments ruled and tooled in gilt with an anchor device, all original pictorial wrappers (a little dust-soiled) preserved, a splendid set ideal as a gift or for presentation. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences [see 'Chronicles' below] , forms the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography 'The Royal Navy in World War Two'. Law, 1865. Monsarrat's 'WWII Chronicles', arguably the definitive record of corvette service in WWII, are the basis of the novel. The set comprises 'HM Corvette' (1942), 'East Coast Corvette' (1943), 'Corvette Command' (1944) and 'HM Frigate' (1946). The first three volumes were combined and issued in slightly abridged form as 'Three Corvettes' (1945). Taken together and in sequence the four volumes provide a near-continuous record of Monsarrat's own wartime service. Furthermore they contain much of the inspiration and context, and in several cases actual incidents which reappear in the author's masterpiece 'The Cruel Sea' (1951), arguably the finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII. Monsarrat's seatime began in HMS Campanula [broadly the 'HMS Flower' of the first volume] on the North Atlantic convoys; at one time she was the only RN vessel operating out of St. Johns. She is perhaps best known for her service in convoy OG71 (Milford Haven-Gibraltar, August 1941) which suffered so badly at the hands of a U-boat pack that it was ordered to seek shelter in neutral Lisbon. Many of the merchantmen were lost (including the SS Aquila with 22 Wrens aboard) together with the escorts HMS Bath and HMS Zinnia. The full story is related by Lund and Ludlam in 'Nightmare Convoy' (1987). He then transferred to HMS Guillemot ['HMS Dipper' in the second volume] serving on the East Coast convoys. Among the actions portrayed are the torpedoing of HMS Vortigern by E-boat S-104, and the successful destruction of an HE-111 in August 1941. HMS Guillemot's captain, Lombard-Hobson' has said of Monsarrat 'he was reserved and unpopular, but I liked him myself'. Monsarrat then assumed command of HMS Shearwater ['HMS Winger' in the third volume] operating in the North Sea out of Harwich. Individual volumes are becoming increasingly elusive. COMPLETE SETS ARE SELDOM OFFERED FOR SALE, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.120 (HM Corvette); Law 1008 (East Coast Corvette), 1007 (Corvette Command) and 1084 (HM Frigate). Astonishingly 'HM Corvette' is not recorded by Law.

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

Bantam, 1979-06-01. Mass Market Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Cruel Sea - the true first printing with the rare wrap-around band

Nicholas Monsarrat

London: Cassell, 1951. A first edition, first printing published by Cassell in 1951. A very good+ book (the first issue with F.51 to the copyright page) without inscriptions - some foxing to the page edges. Some light sunning to the spine tips. In a very good+ unclipped wrapper (showing 12s 6d as called for) with some light chipping to the head of the spine and edges (one small hole to the middle of the spine). With the rare wrap-around band with browning to the spine. Rare.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Penguin Books Ltd, 2002-06-27. Paperback. Used:Good.

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The Cruel Sea. [First Book Society Edition]. IN FULL MOROCCO

Nicholas MONSARRAT

Cassell,, [1951]. 8vo., First Edition thus, with double-page map; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, sides with frame border, back with raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, fore-edges lightly mottled else a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. This edition was published simultaneously (September 1951) with the first edition. It is now scarce in its own right. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences, formed the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography The Royal Navy in World War Two. Law, 1865 (recording the first edition).

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The Cruel Sea. [Second Impression]. IN FULL MOROCCO

Nicholas MONSARRAT

Cassell,, [1951]. 8vo., Second Impression, with double-page map, some very light and occasional spotting; handsomely bound in navy blue full morocco, boards with gilt frame border, back with raised bands, second compartment lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, a most attractive copy ideal as a gift or for presentation. Published a month after the first edition. The finest novel of the Royal Navy in WWII and a maritime classic. The story, based upon the author's own experiences, formed the basis of Charles Frend's notable feature film starring Jack Hawkins in one of his most memorable roles. So accurate is its depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic that it is one of the very few works of fiction admitted by Law to his standard bibliography The Royal Navy in World War Two. Law, 1865

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)

Nicholas Monsarrat

1988-03-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2009-01-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2003-01-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

N. Y.: Alfred a Knopf, 1951. cloth hard cover is in very good plus condition to near fine and the dust jacket is in good plus condition with chhipping to tail of spine and mild rub now protected with mylar cover. is a stated first edition. has glue marks on inside front and back covers otherwise is unmarked and tightly bound. 510 pages.. First Edition. Cloth Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Cruel Sea

MONSARRAT, Nicholas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Owner's name on front pastedown, else fine in very good dustwrapper with small chips at the crown, and slight spine-toning. Basis for the 1953 film.

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The Cruel Sea

MONSARRAT NICHOLAS

London: Cassell, 1951. First Edition. Hard Cover. Dust Jacket. First UK Edition. Publisher's blue cloth with silver spine lettering. A previous owner's name and contemporary date on the FFEP, heavy foxing to the page block edges and the early/late pages of the book overall a near VG copy. Map frontispiece. Printed in the UK this is the UK first edition (not be mixed up with the much-more-common Australian or Export editions). In the D/W priced 12/6 net to the inside flap (as called for). The D/W is in VG condition with fraying/creasing and a touch of loss at the head and tail of the spine. Note: this copy says F.351 at the bottom of the copyright page. The significance of this is not known to me

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Cassel & Company Ltd , 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Signed. 416 pages (complete). A rare signed copy of one of the great wartime novels of the Twentieth Century. Signed by Monsarrat on the half title page. A comfortable copy. The boards have shelving wear about the edges and corners, they have some general scuffing. The spine has some sunning. Otherwise the boards are at ease, sure. there is damp staining under the front board. a few small stains on the early pages and the block of the book. the rear board has a tear . not the best copy. it is however a first edition and signed by Monsarrat.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. Book. VG+. Original Cloth. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Teal cloth, lettered/decorated in gold foil on spine panel. Slight external wear with slight soiling along edges, text block edges a bit toned by age. Former owner's name inked out on front flyleaf (date remains), a small ink notation and slight paper residue on rear flyleaf. Firm binding, otherwise clean interior. ix,510 pp. Light vertical crease to lower portion of the early leaves, from front flyleaf into text, a minor concern. Color illus. dust jacket shows some wrinkling along top edges, slight toning along bottom edge, retains vibrant front panel color, in new mylar. Stated first edition..

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Price: $150.00


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THE CRUEL SEA

Monsarrat, Nicholas

New York: Alfred A Knopf. 1951. First Edition; Early Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. 4.00 price intact on the front flap but first edition is not stated. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)

Nicholas Monsarrat

Naval Institute Press, 1988-11-01. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Book Club Associates, 1971. 510pp; red binding slightly faded at spine; corners dented; Twentieth Century Classics volume; plate to ffep, "Of this 20th Anniversary edition of THE CRUEL SEA, the first one hundred copies have been set aside for the personal use of the author. This copy, Number 78 is inscribed to Edward Halliday by Nicholas Monsarrat August 31, 1971 San Lawrenz, Gozo, Malta". Signed by Author. 20th Anniversary Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2016-09-07. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2016-04-03. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2016-09-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2016-04-03. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea: The Classic Story Of War At Sea (Penguin World War II Collection)

Nicholas Monsarrat

2009-09-22. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

Nicholas Monsarrat

2000-04-02. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. Collectible - Acceptable. First edition copy. Collectible - Acceptable. Book Good. No dust jacket. Owner's name on endpage. Slightly dampstained.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Bantam Books. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)

Nicholas Monsarrat

1988-03-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

1979-08-06. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

Knopf, 1951-06-15. Hardcover. Used:Good.

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Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2004-06-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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On to Suez! The Story of De Lesseps and the Canal

Francis E. Benz

Dodd Mead, 1939. First Edition. Very Good to Near Fine book in a Good dust jacket. Uncommon thus.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

The Book Club. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat Nicholas

Alfred A. Knopf. Used - Acceptable. Ships from the UK. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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THE CRUEL SEA

Nicholas Monsarrat

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1951. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good dust jacket. Some foxing on dust jacket. Few chips on dust jacket. ; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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Price: $54.95


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CRUEL SEA

MONSARRAT NICHOLAS

BURFORD. New. 8.28 x 5.56 cm.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size=6."x8.5". (full book description) Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1952. 10th Printing, VG/Good+, Hard Cover, DJ with Mylar. Size=6."x8.5", 510pp. 1/8" high DJ chip across head of spine, 1/2" tear, nicks DJ foot of spine, ink owner name on front endpaper, o.w. clean and tigh t. Price unclipped. Text pages, book covers bright and in Fine condition. DJ in mylar sleeve. [Novels; Fiction] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE! 5th or later printing

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2003-01-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

London: Cassell, 1951. First printing. Hardcover. Good. 416pp. Mid blue cloth with darker blue lettering on spine. 2pp bl & wh map frontispiece. a bit cocked. Printed in Australia

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THE CRUEL SEA

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Bantam Books New York 1970, 1970. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi Books. Hardcover. B000TA2ZN6 BOMC PRINTING. OWNER BOOKPLATE. VERY CLEAN COPY AND PAGES THAT LOOK POSSIBLY UNREAD. . Very Good.

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THE CRUEL SEA

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Bantam Books New York 1970. Used - Good. Good condition.

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

2009-01-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea: The Classic Story Of War At Sea (Penguin World War II Collection)

Nicholas Monsarrat

2009-09-22. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)

Nicholas Monsarrat

Naval Inst Pr, 1988-11. Hardcover. Good.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Alfred A. Knopf, 1951. the publisher's advance in pictorial wrappers. Softbound. both flaps separated from the covers else a good to very good copy. [510] pp.

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Prince, The: Being the public and private life of Larushka Mischa Skikne a Jewish Lithuanian vagabond player otherwise known as Laurence Harvey

Hickey, Des & Smith Gus

London: Leslie Frewin, 1975. Very good+ in very good dust jacket. Hard covers with gilt titles to spine. Internally clean and tight. unclipped dust jacket is little rubbed around the edges and is a little scratched and minimal wear.272pp.. Hard with Dust Jacket. 8vo, 8 3/4". Very good+ in very good dust jacket. Illus. by Beautifully and lavishly illustrated throughout..

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The Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

Alfred A. Knopf / Borzoi Books, 1978. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Book club edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Clean unmarked pages with good binding. Dust jacket in mylar. Book of the month copy. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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The Cruel Sea

Monsarrat, Nicholas

The Book Club. Used - Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of War)

Nicholas Monsarrat

2000-04-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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The Cruel Sea (Classics of Naval Literature)

Monsarrat, Nicholas

Naval Institute Press. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

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Cruel Sea

Nicholas Monsarrat

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1951. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.First edition. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Boards betray only trifling fading and discoloration and nicks and imperfections commensurate with age. Binding is tight and structurally sound. All interior pages absent any extraneous marks, erstwhile owner's notations on front endpapers.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Price: $34.87