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Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. original brown cloth rebacked and binding strengthened with new endpapers, over pages, frontispiece portrait of author with tissue guard present, four-page subscribers' list at front; only drawback is the small typeface used (I'm guessing 6-point).

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