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Japan Up to Date
1 Japan Up to Date
Tokyo, Japan Charles E. Tuttle Company 1955 Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
An English-language compendium of photo-illustrations with commentary, designed to expose the foriegner to Japanese culture and what to expect when visiting Japan. Presumed published in 1955. Printed and bound in Japan. Approximately 10 x 7.25 inches. Color pictorial over-wrappers, somewhat sunned. 220 numbered pages, with numerous B&W photographs. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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La splendeur des Camondo: De Constantinople à Paris 1806-1945
2 La splendeur des Camondo: De Constantinople à Paris 1806-1945
Paris, France Flammarion 2009 2081228939 / 9782081228931 First French Edition Decorative Boards Very Good Plus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Ce n'est pas une édition bilingue. Texte en français uniquement, pas en anglais. In French, not in English. Printed and bound in Italy. Bound in a very colorful decorative paper spine with glossy white paper hardboards, and with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine and to the front board. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 10.25 x 7.75 inches. With 159 numbered pages, and with numerous color plates and B&W illustrations. An exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. No remainder marks. Appears unread. No dust jacket, as issued. A Very Good Plus copy. D'occasion - Très bon. Cette exposition, présentée dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France, retrace l’extraordinaire parcours de cinq générations de la famille Camondo de Constantinople à Paris, du XIXe siècle naissant à 1945. Elle illustre une des facettes de l’aventure passionnante, en dépit de sa fin tragique, qu’a été le processus d’intégration des juifs en France. Les magnifiques collections, d’une valeur aujourd’hui inestimable, que la France a reçues des Camondo témoignent du goût et de la modernité de ces banquiers éclairés et cosmopolites. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
3 Quinti Curtii Rufi de Rebus Gestis Alexandri Magni Libri
London, England Jacobi Tonson & Johannis Watts 1716 First Edition Thus Full-Leather Very Good Plus Association Copy 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
This publicaton is entirely in Latin, not in English. Edited by Michael Maittaire. Later full morocco binding of a bay color tending towards burgundy, and with hubbed spine in six panels. Boards with gilt rules, small diaper-design borders in blind and with large diaper design in blind to the centers. Spine states, in fairly crisp gilt-stamped letters, "Auctores Classici Latini, Tom. XI, Curtius, Londini, M.DCC.XVI., Maittaire." Generally unbumped spine head and tail and with slightly bumped corners, The leather binding is exceptionally clean and free of scratches. The spine is lightly and evenly sunned. The text block is firmly bound in. 7.25 x 4.5 inches. With brown paper pastedowns and FEPs. T.E.G. and with fabulous gauffred edges in a diaper design. Frontispiece copper engraving of an idealized Alexander and his horse. With [2], frontispiece, title page in red and black, and other preliminary material on unnumbered pages, 272 numbered pages, index of 8 unnumbered pages and [2]. Included are: a statement of royal license from Queen Anne, dated, 4 April 1713, to Michael Mattaire for the sole printing and publishing of the complete collection of all the Greek and Latin authors in twelves; a four-page Dedicatio dated December 1715; a Brevis Notitia; a Variantes Lectiones ex Veronensi Codice anno 1491. Main text consists of Liber Tertius through Liber Decimus, with head- and tail-pieces and with illustrated capitals. Very light intermittent foxing; astonishingly clean overall. Front pastedown with the stunning early 20th century bookplate of Julius Berzunza, the noted collector of books on Alexander the Great. Rear pastedown with the handsome heraldic early 19th century bookplate of William Markham, Esquire, Becca Lodge, Yorkshire. Else a very clean copy. A Very Good Plus copy. An altogether charming and handsome volume and a pleasure to hold in hand. "Michael Maittaire [1668-1747] was a French-born classical scholar and bibliographer in England, and a tutor to Lord Philip Stanhope." He was well-regarded for editing Curtius Rufus. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
4 The Cathedral City of Constantinople. Vol. 1: Constantinople - The Patriarchal Cathedrals. Vol. 2: Chalcedon - The Historic Bishopric of Bithynia.
Alimos, Greece Militos 1996 First Edition Buckram Near Fine No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is a bilingual publication in Greek and in English. Complete in two volumes. One of an unstated limitation, probably not exceeding 1,000 copies. Printed and bound in Greece. Folio, 13.25 x 9.75 inches. As to each volume, handsome royal blue buckram binding, with image to the front board and crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Unbumped spine heads and tails, and with sharp corners. Text blocks firmly bound in. Lovely patterned pastedowns and FEPs. Vol. I with 63 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. Vol. I with 43 numbered text pages, followed by numerous unnumbered pages of plates. All plates in vivid color, with many full-page, and all on heavy, semi-glossy stock. Immensely clean inside and out, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. No dust jackets, as issued. In the original custom box. The lidded box with royal blue paper over hardboards. The bottom corner of the box, formerly loose where the fore-edge meets the bottom-edge, has been deftly repaired with color-matched bindery cloth tape. The box remains quite serviceable and in any event has done an excellent job of preventing any harm to the two volumes. A Near Fine set of volumes in a Very Good box. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Xi'an, a Famous Ancient Capital
5 Xi'an, a Famous Ancient Capital
Hong Kong China Tour & Leisure 9627084670 / 9789627084679 Presumed First Edition Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is a fully bilingual edition in Chinese and English. Printed and bound in Hong Kong. Approximately 8.75 x 8.25 inches. Full-pictorial glossy paper wrappers. 78 numbered pages and with numerous color photo plates, all on semi-glossy stock. An immensely clean copy. A Near Fine copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales, Ben Hammed, Hammadi
6 Ben Hammed, Hammadi Bizerte, 1900-1950: À travers les cartes postales
Tunisia Alif - Les Éditions de la Méditeranée 2000 9973221508 Presumed First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Ce libre étant bilingue, árabe-français, et les deux écriteur n'ayant pas le même sens de lecture, la numérotation des pages débute avec la langue árabe. This is a bilingual book in French and Arabic. Presumed first edition. Printed in Tunisia in May 2000. Handsome color, full-pictorial wrappers. 9.5 x 7 inches. With 139 numbered pages and with numerous sepia-tone illustrations of old postcards depicting Bizerte, Tunisia, and environs. An immensely clean book. Light page waviness, minor. Probably read yet the pages are tight and the wrappers only fan somewhat. Rated a Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto, Bredon, Juliet
7 Bredon, Juliet Chinese New Year Festivals: A Picturesque Monograph of the Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in relation thereto
Shanghai, China Kelly & Walsh, Limited 1930 First Edition Decorative Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Published October 1930; so stated. Printed at the Press of Kelly and Walsh, Limited, Shanghai, China. 12.5 x 10.25 inches. Quarter bound in orange buckram spine, with moderate creasing and with moderate soiling to the buckram in the middle of the front gutter area. Bound with vibrantly colored paper boards. Orange and yellow paper title label to the front board, with titling and design in black, the label in near fine condition with just a hint of soiling. Virtually no shelf rubbing along the bottom edge of the boards. Very gentle bumping to the spine head and tail, and with the corners gently bumped and abraded, quite minor. The binding is slightly shaken but the text block remains nicely bound in. Clean FEPs. 29 numbered pages of text. With six full-page, full-color plates, as called for. These plates are described on the title page as, "colour photo-gravure from Selected Chinese Paintings." The colors are vibrant and the plates are immensely clean. Also with a decorative capital and with several duo-tone illustrations throughout. A few pages with deckled fore-edge to a handsome effect. A very clean copy. No foxing, writing, staining, etc. observed. Very gently read. Rated a Very Good copy and with Near Fine color plates. This is a lovely, bright example. Rare and hard to find, especially in this condition. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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The Estivation of Two Mao Tzu: being an informal and occasionally frivolous account of our vacation in China during the Summer of 1934. Set down by Melbert B. Cary, Jr., Cary, Melbert
8 Cary, Melbert The Estivation of Two Mao Tzu: being an informal and occasionally frivolous account of our vacation in China during the Summer of 1934. Set down by Melbert B. Cary, Jr.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Press of the Woolly Whale 1935 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Limited Edition 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Issued Christmas day, 1935. First printing of the first [and apparently only] edition. 14 point Centaur type. Handbound by Gerhard Gerlach. This is copy no. 42 of an edition of fewer than 250 copies on Kawara paper. Printed and bound in the USA. An English-language edition. Asian-style sewn binding of purple cord over light green silk spine and with dark blue stiff boards, the front board with a pristine paper label bearing the title. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. Very clean binding. 7.75 x 6.25 inches. With 124 numbered pages, and with two-page color frontispiece map of China and, between pages 29 and 31, a two-page color map of the Yangtze Kiang. Upper right corner of front FEP with faint evidence of pencil erasure. Else an exceptionally clean copy, and quite tight. Either unread or very gently read. A Very Good Plus copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Lennart Nilsson, Stockholm, Erséus, Johan
9 Erséus, Johan Lennart Nilsson, Stockholm
Stockholm, Sweden Bokförlaget Max Ström 2008 9171260838 / 9789171260833 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Plus No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall Nilsson, Lennart 
Språk: Svenska. Foto: Lennart Nilsson. Bandtyp: Inbunden. Format: 31 x 26 cm. This book is in Swedish, not in English. Presumed first Swedish edition, presumed first printing, 2008. Printed and bound in West Germany. B&W full-pictorial paper-covered hardboards, with crisp lettering. Unbumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. 12.25 x 10.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With 214 numbered pages, and with numerous B&W photo illustrations, some full page and a few double-page, all on heavy coated stock. Tiny, almost imperceptible stain to upper left corner of front board. Else an exceptionally clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. No DJ [as issued?]. A Very Good Plus copy. »...ett lysande lovtal till storstaden som skådeplats för en oändlig mängd nu-situationer fyllda av oersättligt, oregisserbart liv.« Jerker Virdborg, Dagens Nyheter. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Sir John Franklin in Tasmania, 1837-1843, Fitzpatrick, Kathleen
10 Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Sir John Franklin in Tasmania, 1837-1843
Melbourne, Australia Melbourne University Press 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Minus Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition, September 1949. Printed and bound in Australia. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Red buckram binding with crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Very clean boards. 408 numbered pages, including 5 B&W illustrations. Light offsetting to the FEPs opposite the pastedowns. A touch of age-toning to the top of the title page and opposite frontispiece. Else a clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. The full-pictorial dust jacket is not price-clipped but shows soiling and edge wear. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Very Good Minus copy in a Good Minus DJ. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Grand Canal, Franzoi, Umberto
11 Franzoi, Umberto The Grand Canal
New York, New York, U.S.A. Rizzoli Intl Pubns 2002 0847824489 / 9780847824489 First Edition Thus Cloth Very Good Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first Rizzoli edition. Printed and bound in Italy. An English-language edition. Black cloth binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering to the spine. Virtually unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. 12.5 x 10.75 inches. 319 numbered pages, with 90 large perspective photographs and with over 130 close-up images, all on heavy coated stock. A very clean copy, and rather tight. Gently read. Attractive full-pictorial dust jacket, unclipped. Just a hint of rubbing to the DJ. The DJ with a nice, transparent Brodart protector. A Very Good copy in a Very Good DJ. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Yarmouth: Old Homes and Gathering Places, Gregory, Priscilla D. And Thomas, Judy
12 Gregory, Priscilla D. And Thomas, Judy Yarmouth: Old Homes and Gathering Places
South Yarmouth, MA Yarmouth Historical Commission 1989 0962307602 / 9780962307607 First Paperback Edition Paperback Very Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing. Printed and bound in the USA. Glossy yellow paper wrappers with archival photo of church to the front wrapper. Unbumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped front corners. 11 x 8.5 inches. With viii and 144 numbered pages, and with archival photos and drawings. A very clean copy. Wrappers fan slightly. No remainder marks. A Very Good copy. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Afghanistan, Hamilton, Angus
13 Hamilton, Angus Afghanistan
New York, New York, U.S.A. Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 First American Edition Buckram Very Good Minus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First American edition [published simultaneously with the British edition by Heinemann?]. Printed by Ballantyne & Co., London. Publisher's pictorial dark red buckram binding, moderately soiled and age-darkened. With fairly crisp black-stamped lettering and design of camel train to the front board and gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with moderately bumped and lightly abraded corners. 8.75 x 6 inches. All edges deckled to a handsome effect. Front hinge very slightly tender. Text block firmly bound in. B&W frontispiece portrait of Lord Curzon with opposite tissue guard. With xxi and 562 numbered pages, including numerous appendices. With approximately 150 B&W illustrations, many of which are archival photos and some of which are full-page. Also present, as called for, is a fold-out map at the rear. The map is by the author and depicts the terrain of Afghanistan, and principal towns, cities and forts, as well as railway routes. The map adroitly colored in red and blue. There is a deftly repaired 3 inch tear into the left side of the map. Else the map is in fine condition. Almost no spotting or foxing in the book. Very faint evidence of pencil erasure at the top of a front FEP and a rear FEP. Else an impressively clean volume, with evidence of moderate shelf life. Gently read. No DJ is present. A Very Good Minus copy. Rare in any condition. Areas covered include Tashkent, Merv, Bokhara, Kabul and the Orenburg-Tashkent railway. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Ensenada, Hillis, Marjorie
14 Hillis, Marjorie Ensenada
New York, New York, U.S.A. Condé Nast Publications 1936 Reprint Unbound Very Good Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
This is a folded sheet, printed on both sides, reprinted from the January 15, 1936 issue of Vogue magazine and reproducing the famous giclee color print from the magazine cover, the print showing a woman in profile with a gray suit and a stylish hat. 12.75 x 9.75 inches. The front cover bears the stamp of the Hotel Riviera del Pacifico of Ensenada, Mexico. While much of the building still remains it is no longer a hotel. The article by Hillis is a paean to Baja California as a tourist mecca. The article, at least by today´s standards, seems written in a style at once maudlin and patronizing. "An occasional Mexican hut... the happy-go-lucky town of Ensenada... there are plenty of servants to bring you drinks and books and carry messages." Marjorie Hillis [1889-1971] was an American author of popular nonfiction books for women in the 1930s. Perhaps her best known work is Live Alone and Like It, an advice book for young women on how to live independently. No soiling or tears. Near Fine condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Arctic Exploration and Development, c. 500 B.C. to 1915:  An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 930), Holland, Clive
15 Holland, Clive Arctic Exploration and Development, c. 500 B.C. to 1915: An Encyclopedia (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, Vol. 930)
New York, New York, U.S.A. Garland Publishing 1994 0824076486 / 9780824076481 First Edition Buckram Near Fine No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Presumed first and only edition. Thought to be one of only 500 copies printed. Printed and bound in the USA. Blue buckram binding, with crisp white-stamped lettering and illustration. Unbumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. 11 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. With xvi and 704 numbered pages. Replete with 31 B&W maps, all full-page save two, and all on beige stock. An exceptionally clean volume, and very tight, with little hint of shelf life. Either unread or very gently read. No remainder marks. No dust jacket is present. A Near Fine copy. The approximately 1,900 entries in this arctic chronology begin with the Carthaginian Himilco, who may have sighted Greenland in the early fifth century b.c.e, and end with the pursuit in 1916 of the two Northwest Territory Eskimos for the deaths of Belgian missionaries. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Manteo: A Roanoke Island Town, Khoury, Angel Ellis
16 Khoury, Angel Ellis Manteo: A Roanoke Island Town
Virginia Beach, VA The Donning Company 2000 1578640997 / 9781578640997 Presumed First Edition Leatherette Very Good Plus Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
Printed and bound in the USA. Black imitation leather hardboard binding, with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the front board and to the spine. Very lightly bumped spine head and tail, with sharp corners. Very clean binding. 11 x 8.5 inches. Text block firmly bound in. Attractive map pastedowns. With xvii and 232 numbered pages. Note that there is mild page waviness throughout although no evidence of dampness. With numerous B&W archival photos on semi-glossy stock. An exceptionally clean volume, with light evidence of shelf life. Very gently read. No remainder marks. Attractive full-pictorial DJ, unclipped and virtually unrubbed. A Very Good Plus copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 139.50 USD
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Franklin's Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, Shores of which his Expedition Passed, Markham, Clements Robert
17 Markham, Clements Robert Franklin's Footsteps: A Sketch of Greenland, Shores of which his Expedition Passed
Delhi, India Pranava Books Reprint Paperback Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
This is a facsimile in paperback format of the 1853 edition that was published in London by Chapman and Hall. With 143 numbered pages, and with B&W pull-out map. Red-orange paper wrappers with gilt and black lettering. 8.25 x 5.25 inches. Wrappers fan slightly. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. A Near Fine copy. Pranava Books edition no. 218540. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bouvetøya [Bouvet Island]: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass, Mathews, Freddy Dewe
18 Mathews, Freddy Dewe Bouvetøya [Bouvet Island]: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass
United Kingdom Privately Printed 2013 0957594402 / 9780957594401 First Edition Soft Cover Fine Limited Edition 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Copy no. 248 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies only, so stated on the colophon page. Printed and bound in Great Britain. Semi-stiff wrappers of waterproof red plastic with crisp white-stamped lettering to the front board and the spine and with a crisp white-stamped design of the island to the rear board. Very tiny dark dot to the left of the title on the front board, trivial. Wrappers fan slightly, text block is tight. 9 x 6 inches. With 92 numbered pages and with numerous illustrations and full-page color plates. An exceptionally clean copy. With a pristine blurb by the author slipped in. Either unread or very gently read. A Fine copy of a scarce publication. This book is the first published history of the most remote island in the world. The photography was selected from the archive at the Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, specifically from a scientific expedition to the island in 1978. That trip was responsible for the most comprehensive understanding we have of this uninhabited and seldom visited land. Designed as a field manual, Bouvetøya: A Cultural History of an Isolated Landmass also uses excerpts from dubious historical expeditions and fictions set on the island of the same name to point at the emotional resonance of a place that despite being real exists to us more as fantasy than reality. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Fate of Franklin, Owen, Roderic
19 Owen, Roderic The Fate of Franklin
London, England Hutchinson and Co. 1978 009131190x / 9780091311902 First British Edition Hard Cover Good Plus Good Plus 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Presumed first printing of the first edition. Printed and bound in Great Britain. 9.25 x 6.25 inches. Medium blue buckram binding with crisp silver-stamped lettering to the spine. Gently bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. A bit of mottling to the boards. Map pastedowns, and a few numbers in a neat ink hand to the front pastedown. 471 numbered pages, including 10 B&W maps and several archival photos and illustrations. Light spotting to the front preliminaries and also to some of the photos and illustrations. Evidence of pencil erasure in the margin of p. 447. Else a clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. The full-pictorial dust jacket is price-clipped. DJ protected by a clear Mylar over-wrapper. A Good Plus copy in a Good Plus DJ. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Melancholy Fate of Sir John Franklin and his Party, as Disclosed in Dr. Rae's Report, Together with the Despatches and Letters of Captain M'Clure, and Other Officers Employed in the Arctic Expeditions, Rae, John; M'Clure, Robert
20 Rae, John; M'Clure, Robert The Melancholy Fate of Sir John Franklin and his Party, as Disclosed in Dr. Rae's Report, Together with the Despatches and Letters of Captain M'Clure, and Other Officers Employed in the Arctic Expeditions
Delhi, India Pranava Books 2008 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This is a facsimile in paperback format of the 1854 edition that was published in London by William Tyler. With vi and 56 numbered pages, and with a B&W. Red-orange paper wrappers with gilt and black lettering. 10.5 x 8.25 inches. Wrappers fan slightly. Very slight semi-crease to a number of pages. Else the book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Either unread or very gently read. A Near Fine copy. Pranava Books edition no. 180154. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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