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  • England's Battles By Sea And Land by WILLIAMS,
    WILLIAMS,
    England's Battles By Sea And Land A complete record of the Naval and Military Conflicts of the British Nation with their Labours, Triumphs, and Disasters.

    London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock, and Co, 1888. First Edition. Two volumes. Red half leather with cloth boards; gilt stamped title to leather spine label. Boards are rubbed and worn to corners and somewhat split at spine on both volumes. Presentation bookplate to front of each volume dated 1895 from The Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. With a frontispiece in each volume and several b/w illustrations throughout. Inside the books are in a good condition with virtually no foxing. iv, 704, 698 pp. 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches).

    Book ID: 3220
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  • English Books & Readers 1475 to 1557. by BENNETT, H.S.
    BENNETT, H.S.
    English Books & Readers 1475 to 1557. Being a study in the history of the book trade from Caxton to the incorporation of the Stationers' Company

    Cambridge University Press, 1969. Second edition. Burgundy cloth with gilt titles. No dust wrapper. Very clean and tidy boards. Internally clean, but with library stamp (and withdrawal mark) to the title page. Evidence of removal of the slips from the inside board and front end paper. Otherwise in very good clean condition. A little staining to the closed page edge (bottom) of the book. xiv, 338 pages.

    Book ID: 3282
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  • English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820). by JOURDAIN, M
    JOURDAIN, M
    English Decoration and Furniture of the Later XVIIIth Century (1760-1820). An account of its development and characteristic forms.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: B.T. Batsford Ltd: 1922. First edition. This is Volume IV of The Library of Decorative Art, but is complete in itself. Gift inscription by Harry Batsford (Chairman of B.T. Batsford) to A. E. Doyle, a member of staff at Batsfords. Original burgundy cloth with gilt titles. The binding is sound, but slightly loose, with the result that one of the gathers has become detached (but still present). Burgundy boards have a little rubbing and discolouration, mainly to the rear board, but mainly sound. Internally clean throughout. Inscription by Batsford and one other. 269 pages. 360 by 280mm (14¼ by 11 inches).

    Book ID: 2014
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  • First Edition hardback in dust jacket.
    Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero. by McGARRY, Fearghal
    McGARRY, Fearghal
    Eoin O'Duffy: A Self-Made Hero.

    Oxford: University Press, 2005. First edition. The story of probably one of the most controversial Irishmen of all time, who was a friend and ally of Michael Collins. First edition in original dust jacket. Twelve pages of fascinating photographs. Fine in fine, unclipped dust jacket. Now in removable clear protective wrapping. xvi, 442 pp. 240 x 165 mm (9½ x 6½ inches).

    O'Duffy was an Irish nationalist military leader and popular conservative head of Fine Gael ("Irish Race"), who played a significant role in the development of the Irish armed forces and police. His support of fascism during the 1930s, however, cost him much of his popular support.

    The author Fearghal Mcgarry is an Historian of Modern Ireland, based at Queen's University Belfast.

    Book ID: 2346
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  • Essai Historique sur les anciens ordres de chevalerie, by WESTREENEN, W.H.J. van
    WESTREENEN, W.H.J. van
    Essai Historique sur les anciens ordres de chevalerie, institués les Pays-Bas.

    La Haye (Den Haag): P. van Daalen Wetters, 1807. Scarce First Edition of the short history of the orders of chivalry in the Netherlands. On his death Westreenen left his house and collections to the State of the Netherlands, which was the basis for the Museum Meermanno-Westreenianum, containing the second largest collection of incunabula (around 1,500) in the Netherlands. Paper bound. Text in French. 33 pages. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches). Rare première édition de la brève histoire des ordres de chevalerie aux Pays-Bas. À sa mort, Westreenen a laissé sa maison et ses collections à l'État des Pays-Bas, qui était la base du musée Meermanno-Westreenianum, contenant la deuxième plus grande collection d'incunables (environ 1 500) aux Pays-Bas. Papier relié. Texte en français. 33 pages. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 pouces).

    Book ID: 3063
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  • Extracts from an Article contained in the 58th Number of the "Annals of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith" by [SOCIETY FOR THE PROPOGATION OF THE FAITH]
    [SOCIETY FOR THE PROPOGATION OF THE FAITH]
    Extracts from an Article contained in the 58th Number of the "Annals of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith" Also a piece entitled "Glance at the Missions" extracted from the Dublin review.

    Edition: First Thus

    Lyon: Society for the Propogation of the Faith, 1838. First edition. A single sheet, folded octavo, with 8 printed pages, uncut. This comprises two articles extracted from Annals of the Propagation of the Faith. One is a summary of the income and expenditure of the missions. An interesting summary - showing which of the missions and individuals received grants. The other, is a summary of the work of the missions, first published in the Dublin Review (no. 8). Overall, this is in a good condition. There is a touch of marking to the rear page only. Otherwise very clean and tidy.

    Book ID: 1108
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  • Fidel Castro - original silver gelatin photograph by PIC, Roger
    PIC, Roger
    Fidel Castro - original silver gelatin photograph

    Paris: Photo Pic, [1959]. Large borderless b/w photograph of Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, taken circa 1959. With the rubber stamp of Parisian photographer Roger Pic to the verso. Roger Pic (1920 - 2001) was a French photojournalist famed for his portraits and documentaries on anti-colonial struggles. He visited Cuba in the late 50's and 60's; forging personal relationships with both Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. This closeness enabled Pic to achieve images of unusual relaxation and candor. 205 x 305 mm (8 x 12 inches).

    Book ID: 2894
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  • First Among Equals. by WELLER, Patrick
    WELLER, Patrick
    First Among Equals. Prime Ministers in Westminster Systems.

    Sydney, London, Boston: George Allen & Unwin, 1985. First edition, in original dust jacket. Hardback in black cloth with gilt title to spine. Inside and out both in very good / fine condition. 228 pages. 220 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Patrick Weller examines how prime ministers exercise power, and the factors that assist or constrain them.

    Book ID: 3596
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  • Fishing in Troubled Waters. Or how to hold out a bait. by HB (John Doyle)
    HB (John Doyle)
    Fishing in Troubled Waters. Or how to hold out a bait.

    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published January 16th 1832. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. Clean tidy print, with slight untidiness to cut edge (outside the black ruled frame). Fractional browning to edges. Mount is clean and neat. Issued as number 174, in a series entitled: Political sketches - Issued in 5 volumes. (Daniel O'Connell; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) Description is: Lord Grey is endeavouring to allure Mr. O'Connell by the offer of a place. The inscription of Courier on his rod, intimates that the offer was made in a paragraph, put out by way of a feeler, in…

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    London: Thomas McLean. First edition lithograph, published January 16th 1832. Image is 28.5 x 39.5 cm. Laid onto brown card (35 x 50 cm). To verso is a blank mount of the same size. Clean tidy print, with slight untidiness to cut edge (outside the black ruled frame). Fractional browning to edges. Mount is clean and neat. Issued as number 174, in a series entitled: Political sketches - Issued in 5 volumes. (Daniel O'Connell; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) Description is: Lord Grey is endeavouring to allure Mr. O'Connell by the offer of a place. The inscription of Courier on his rod, intimates that the offer was made in a paragraph, put out by way of a feeler, in the evening newspaper bearing that title. It is well known that the fish did not bite. This from Mclean. Illustrative Key to the Political Sketches of H.B. From No.1 to No. 600. Conforms to the National Portrait Gallery copy: NPG D41109.

    . Première édition de la lithographie, publiée le 16 janvier 1832. L'image mesure 28,5 x 39,5 cm. Collée sur une carte brune (35 x 50 cm). Au verso se trouve un montage vierge de la même taille. Épreuve propre et soignée, avec un léger désordre sur le bord de coupe (en dehors du cadre noir). Quelques rousseurs sur les bords. Le montage est propre et net. Publié sous le numéro 174, dans une série intitulée : Political sketches - Issued in 5 volumes. (Daniel O'Connell ; Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey) Description : Lord Grey tente d'attirer M. O'Connell en lui offrant une place. L'inscription "Courier" sur sa canne à pêche indique que l'offre a été faite dans un paragraphe, publié à titre de sondage, dans le journal du soir portant ce titre. Il est bien connu que le poisson n'a pas mordu. Ceci est de Mclean. Clé illustrative des croquis politiques de H.B. du n° 1 au n° 600. Conforme à l'exemplaire de la National Portrait Gallery : NPG D41109.

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    Book ID: 3026
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  • General Sir Arthur Cotton; His Life and Work by his daughter Lady Hope, by DIGBY, William; HOPE, Elizabeth
    DIGBY, William; HOPE, Elizabeth
    General Sir Arthur Cotton; His Life and Work by his daughter Lady Hope, with some famine prevention studies. Portraits, maps and illustrations.

    Calcutta: The Institution of Engineers (India), 1964. First Thus. Biography originally printed by Hodder & Stoughton in 1900. Reprinted here by The Institution of Engineers (India) to honour Sir Arthur Cotton - the Father of Irrigation. In dark green hardback boards, with gilt titles to spine. Frontis portrait, and several other b/w photos. Also a fold-out map of of the Godavari Delta, and in a pocket the the rear of the book, a large folded map of Irrigation and Navigation of India. Boards and book all in very good condition. 530 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches).

    Book ID: 3987
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  • Geteilte Interpretationen Maler sehen die Mauer - poster by MAUERMUSEUM - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
    MAUERMUSEUM - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie
    Geteilte Interpretationen Maler sehen die Mauer - poster

    Berlin: Verlag Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Original exhibition poster from the 1980s. This poster is mostly black with white text, and advertises a permanent exhibition 'Geteilte Interpretationen Maler sehen die Mauer' - the translation in English is roughly "Shared interpretations. Painters see the wall". Includes five examples of art pieces from the exhibition. In excellent condition. Under glass and in a black frame. 510 x 410 mm (20 x 16¼ inches). Can be sold with or without frame.

    The Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie was founded immediately after the wall that divided Berlin was built and the museum opened its doors in October 1962. It's location was chosen "To be as close as possible to injustice,…

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    Berlin: Verlag Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Original exhibition poster from the 1980s. This poster is mostly black with white text, and advertises a permanent exhibition 'Geteilte Interpretationen Maler sehen die Mauer' - the translation in English is roughly "Shared interpretations. Painters see the wall". Includes five examples of art pieces from the exhibition. In excellent condition. Under glass and in a black frame. 510 x 410 mm (20 x 16¼ inches). Can be sold with or without frame.

    The Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie was founded immediately after the wall that divided Berlin was built and the museum opened its doors in October 1962. It's location was chosen "To be as close as possible to injustice, that's where human greatness unfolds most." according to the museum's founder, Dr. Rainer Hildebrandt. The museum can still be found in Friedrichstrasse in Berlin.

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    Book ID: 3606
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  • Gordon Brown. by BOWER, Tom
    BOWER, Tom
    Gordon Brown.

    London: Harper Collins, 2004. First edition. Black cloth with pictorial dust wrapper, in clear protective wrap. Signed by the author to the title page. A very nice example. xx, 492 pp. 240 x 155 mm (9½ x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 2327
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  • Gossip in a Library by GOSSE, Edmund
    GOSSE, Edmund
    Gossip in a Library

    London: William Heinemann, 1891. First edition. In original brown waxed cloth, with gilt stamped title to front board and spine. Quote from the book:"There are men all through the civilised world to whom a book is a jewel - an individual possession of great price. I have been asked to gossip about my books, for I also am a bibliophile. But when I think of the
    great collections of fine books, of the libraries of the magnificent, I do not know whether I dare admit any stranger to glance at mine." vii, 337 pp. 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2087
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  • Grievances in Ireland by [One of the Tolerant Majority]
    [One of the Tolerant Majority]
    Grievances in Ireland

    Dublin: James Duffy & Co. Ltd. A propaganda pamphlet issued against the Home Rule bill in 1913. Fifth Edition. Contains six Articles. 1. Dublin Bigotry; 2. The Scourge of Proselytism; 3. The Northern Babylon; 4. All Ireland v. North East Ulster; 5. Orange Justices and Juries. 6. Protestant Ascendancy. The rear cover has "some facts about Proselytism". A clean and tidy booklet. A touch of darkening to the wrappers only. 32 pages.

    Book ID: 1836
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  • Grimm's Law: a study by LE MARCHANT DOUSE, T.
    LE MARCHANT DOUSE, T.
    Grimm's Law: a study or hints towards an explanation of the so-called "Lautverschiebung" to which are added some remarks on the primitive Indo-European K and several appendices.

    London and Strassburg: Trübner & Co, 1876. Ex-library, in green cloth hardback binding. The cloth has split to the front hinge, for the entire length, but as this is a surface split, the binding is holding well. There are the usual library stamps inside, plus a bookplate to the front which says it was donated to the library by the executors of the late W. J. Ashdown Esq. Overall an interesting, in generally good condition, and scarce. xvi, 231 pp. 230 x 145 mm (9 x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3973
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  • Guerres et Propagande, by Crédit communal de Belgique
    Crédit communal de Belgique
    Guerres et Propagande, ou comment armer les esprits.

    Le Crédit communal, 1983. Catalogue from an exhibition of the same name at Passage 44, Bruxelles, from 15 September to 30 October 1983. Large format, glossy soft back covers. In excellent condition, inside and out. 165 pages: illustrations; some in colour. Depicting propaganda posters etc. Text in French. Edited by André Miroir and Charles Picqué. 300 x 210 mm (11¾ x 8¼ inches).

    . Catalogue de l'exposition du même nom au Passage 44, Bruxelles, du 15 septembre au 30 octobre 1983. Grand format, couverture souple et brillante. En excellent état, tant à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur. 165 pages : illustrations, certaines en couleur. Représentation d'affiches de propagande, etc. Texte en français. Édité par André Miroir et Charles Picqué. 300 x 210 mm.

    Book ID: 4189
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  • Harvey S. Firestone 1868 - 1938 by TUNKS, Walter F., THOMAS, John W., YOUNG, James C.
    TUNKS, Walter F., THOMAS, John W., YOUNG, James C.
    Harvey S. Firestone 1868 - 1938

    Chicago: Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1938. Scarce. Privately printed. Includes: Tribute to Harvey S. Firestone, by the Reverend Doctor Walter F. Tunks; The life of Harvey S. Firestone inspired all of us, by John W. Thomas; Harvey S. Firestone, the man and his work, by James C. Young; Mr. Firestone is laid to rest near his old homestead; A few of the tributes to Harvey S. Firestone. No edition stated. Hardback in brown boards, with gilt lettering. Boards are a little grubby and handled. Adhesive tape damage to bottom of spine where library sticker has been removed. Ex-library book with discard label from Sewickley Public Library label to front pastedown. Tissue guarded b/w frontispiece portrait.…

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    Chicago: Lakeside Press. R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 1938. Scarce. Privately printed. Includes: Tribute to Harvey S. Firestone, by the Reverend Doctor Walter F. Tunks; The life of Harvey S. Firestone inspired all of us, by John W. Thomas; Harvey S. Firestone, the man and his work, by James C. Young; Mr. Firestone is laid to rest near his old homestead; A few of the tributes to Harvey S. Firestone. No edition stated. Hardback in brown boards, with gilt lettering. Boards are a little grubby and handled. Adhesive tape damage to bottom of spine where library sticker has been removed. Ex-library book with discard label from Sewickley Public Library label to front pastedown. Tissue guarded b/w frontispiece portrait. Page edges are rough cut. Very clean inside. 82 pages. 220 x 140 mm (8¾ x 5½ inches). Comes with loosely inserted 6 page pamphlet entitled: Honoring The Memory of Harvey S. Firestone from the Thirty-First Annual Dinner of The Akron Chamber of Commerce, at Mayflower Hotel on December 20, 1938.

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    Book ID: 4326
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  • Het Toppunt der Beschaving prenten naar teekeningen van Louis Raemaekers uit de jaren van den wereld by RAEMAEKERS Louis
    RAEMAEKERS Louis
    Het Toppunt der Beschaving prenten naar teekeningen van Louis Raemaekers uit de jaren van den wereld Portfolio met 7 uitgaven

    Amsterdam: Uitgevers Maatschappy "Elsevier", 1916. Original portfolio, with 7 volumes, each containing 12 monochrome illustrations on 6 leaves and an original lithograph wrapper by L. RAEMAEKERS.
    The portfolio is stained and the burgundy cloth to the spine is splitting. Foxing inside. The bottom flap is also splitting but holding. The seven volumes are of differing edition and the covers in differing condition. Captions in English, German and Dutch. Eerste serie = Negende druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Tweede serie = Zesde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Vierde serie = vierde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, some staining to the bottom edge, but internally sound.…

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    Amsterdam: Uitgevers Maatschappy "Elsevier", 1916. Original portfolio, with 7 volumes, each containing 12 monochrome illustrations on 6 leaves and an original lithograph wrapper by L. RAEMAEKERS.
    The portfolio is stained and the burgundy cloth to the spine is splitting. Foxing inside. The bottom flap is also splitting but holding. The seven volumes are of differing edition and the covers in differing condition. Captions in English, German and Dutch. Eerste serie = Negende druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Tweede serie = Zesde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Vierde serie = vierde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, some staining to the bottom edge, but internally sound. Viefde serie = derde druk. 1916 Significant darkening and foxing to the covers. chipping to the bottom edge. Inside, first leaf detached but present. Chipping to the edge of this. The other leaves are sound. Zesde serie = derde druk. 1916 A little darkening to the covers, but internally sound. Zevende serie = eerste druk. 1917 Orange covers. Nice clean covers, internally sound.
    Raemaekers (1869 – 1956) became widely known as a political cartoonist during the First World War, first with his prints in De Telegraaf, later for the publications he made for the British propaganda agency Wellington House. After his death in July 1956 an obituary appeared in The Times: "It has been said that Louis Raemaekers was the only private individual who exerted a real and great influence on the course of the First World War. There were a dozen people—emperors, kings, statesmen, and military leaders—who unquestionably shaped policy and were in charge. But outside that circle of greats, Louis Raemaekers was the only man who, without title or status – and without any doubt – determined the destiny of the nations."
    410 by 320mm (16¼ by 12½ inches).

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  • Histoire D'Angleterre a L'usage de la Jeunesse depuis l'invasion de Jules-César dans cette ile jusqu'en Décembre 1808. by DE PROPIAC, J.F.G.
    DE PROPIAC, J.F.G.
    Histoire D'Angleterre a L'usage de la Jeunesse depuis l'invasion de Jules-César dans cette ile jusqu'en Décembre 1808.

    Paris: Chez Gérard, 1809. Two volumes. First Edition. Full leather. Gilt titles to the edges and the spine. A little rubbing to the spine with a little fading. Half title. Frontis engraving of George III. A further eleven engraved plates across the two volumes. The frontis of Volume 2 is an attractive map of Great Britain by Tardieu. This in very good condition. Internally clean, with a touch of foxing and darkening. An attractive copy of this set. Text in French. viii, 436, 420 pp. 170 x 100 mm (6¾ x 4 inches). Deux tomes. Première édition. Plein cuir. Titres dorés sur les tranches et le dos. Un peu de frottement à la colonne vertébrale avec un peu de…

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    Paris: Chez Gérard, 1809. Two volumes. First Edition. Full leather. Gilt titles to the edges and the spine. A little rubbing to the spine with a little fading. Half title. Frontis engraving of George III. A further eleven engraved plates across the two volumes. The frontis of Volume 2 is an attractive map of Great Britain by Tardieu. This in very good condition. Internally clean, with a touch of foxing and darkening. An attractive copy of this set. Text in French. viii, 436, 420 pp. 170 x 100 mm (6¾ x 4 inches). Deux tomes. Première édition. Plein cuir. Titres dorés sur les tranches et le dos. Un peu de frottement à la colonne vertébrale avec un peu de décoloration. Demi-titre. Gravure Frontis de George III. Onze autres planches gravées sur les deux volumes. Le frontis du tome 2 est une jolie carte de la Grande-Bretagne de Tardieu. Celui-ci en très bon état. Intérieur propre, avec une touche de rousseur et d'assombrissement. Un bel exemplaire de cet ensemble. Texte en français. viii, 436, 420 pages 170 x 100 mm

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    Book ID: 3172
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  • Histoire des Cafés de Paris by FOSCA, François
    FOSCA, François
    Histoire des Cafés de Paris

    Paris: Firmin-Didot et cie, 1934. First edition. A nice copy of this illustrated history, with the original soft covers. These have a touch of handling to the edges and slight darkening, but overall are in very good condition. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 218 pages. 190 by 140mm (7½ by 5½ inches).

    . Première édition. Un bel exemplaire de cette histoire illustrée, avec les couvertures souples d'origine. Celles-ci présentent une légère manipulation sur les bords et un léger assombrissement, mais sont dans l'ensemble en très bon état. L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé. 218 pages. 190 x 140 mm

    Book ID: 4406
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