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SIR JOHN REITH., Allighan, Garry.  Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford.
1 Allighan, Garry. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. Lord Gainford. SIR JOHN REITH.
London Stanley Paul 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Inscribed By Author
287 pp + publisher's advertising, 8 3/4" H. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering & banding on spine. B&w photographs, drawing. Inscribed in green ink on front free endpaper: "To my very good friends / Tom & ? Wheeler / Sharers of many happy hours / Garry Allighan". The second name has been inked over at some later date. "Controlling one of the greatest forces in international affairs, the Director-General of the B.B.C. has attained a position of power second only to that of a Prime Minister. He directs a machine that produces mass-education, mass-entertainment, and mass-information for continuous consumption by millions of the peoples of this country and every overseas nation of the Commonwealth. (His life story) is here told in full for the first time, and makes sensational revelations of the career and character of this remarkable, but unknown man. (It) is superimposed on the background of the romance of radio itself, and which clearly shows how, for this man of destiny, the man and his destiny were being developed on parallel lines. Interesting glimpses are given of those who were creating the new science in readiness for the Reith era, and fascinating disclosures are made from inside the B.B.C. itself." Light browning to endpapers, light toning to margins of pages, slight separation between some page gatherings (mostly at photograph pages) but still holding firmly, small label from bookstore on front pastedown, some edge wear to boards, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, browning to edges of text block, some very faint liquid marks on boards, spine is a slightly darker green than boards 
Price: 65.00 USD
PRO Publications, London, 1994. 
189 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H), soft cover. ISBN1873162138 Color frontispiece, b&w illustrations. "For scholars of British diplomacy and international affairs, the records of the Foreign Office are an indispensible source. But the range of information and the sheer size of the records can be daunting to the first time user and to the increasing numbers of genealogists who attempt to trace individuals in the files of the diplomatic and consular correspondence. This book provides an introduction t o the records in all their variety and suggests appropriate classes to start with. It also examines the state papers foreign, the records of foreign policy which pre-date the modern Foreign Office records. These are more closely related to t h e l a t er papers than the dividing date of 1782 would suggest. This book also gives the would-be researcher practical guidance in using the registry systems created by the Foreign Office in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to locate sur vi vi ng pa p er s today." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - slight waviness to top.bottom of textblock, very light rubbing on rear cover, minor edge wear - at corners. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
3 Beloff, Max. Preface by H. Noel Fieldhouse. THE BALANCE OF POWER. BEATTY MEMORIAL LECTURES.
Montreal McGill University Press 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
73 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Preface; Foreword; The Partition of Europe and Afterwards; Post-Imperial Asia; International Organizations: Records and Prospects. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling, a few tiny scuffs, small dent on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR.  (COLOUR)., Bull, Theodore.  Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter.
5 Bull, Theodore. Introduction by Gwendolen M. Carter. RHODESIA: CRISIS OF COLOR. (COLOUR).
Chicago Quadrangle Books 1968 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
184 pp, 8 1/2" H. "Mr. Bull, editor of the 'Central African Examiner' (one of Salisbury's leading magazines before it ceased publication late in 1965 as a result of rigid censorship by the Rhodesian government), presents the first authoritative explanation of the Rhodesian situation. Most of his book is a factual account of the important political, social, and economic changes in Britain's colony from the first European settlement to the present day (1967), with particular attention to the separate develop-ment of the racial communities. The second part of the book is an assessment of British policy before and after Rhodesia's Universal Declaration, and the likely outcome of the present deadlock." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint water mark on top of text block; previous owner's signature, name and date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light fading/browning on spine, very small tear at top of front panel - archivally taped, some light rubbing with color loss on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
6 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
A LOVER MORE CONDOLING., Clarkson, Adrienne.
7 Clarkson, Adrienne. A LOVER MORE CONDOLING.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1968, first edition. 
158 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. First novel by Ms Clarkson who went on to be a popular Canadian Governor-General. "The problem Sara Rainer has refused to face all her life is that other people maintain she has a problem. Her hu sband died many years ago during the Normandy invasion, and her friends reason it's high time she either married again or, now that she's holidaying in France, took a lover. Poor widow! Her friend Diane, for instance, knows all the ropes a n d w a n t s to help. So does her sister Anne. As for the males, Raoul is out of the question. Henri is old, and cultured. Walker is her brother-in-law. Amory? It never occured to her. Guy? He tries too hard. The list isn't endless. M ea nw hi l e, S ar a Ra iner has to contend with the bewildering social life of Paris and the quiet life at Lormes-Sur-Oise. The Canadian widow, who doesn't feel like a widow, has to get used to visiting sumptuous chateaux and repairing ancient ch urc hes . Th en the re is an amateur production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to stage, during which, unexpectedly, the power fails...." Small reaminder stamp on free front endpaper, previous owner's name on front pastedown, light browning to pa ges, bro wn ing to edg es of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket light wear/creases at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds, tiny chip at bottom of rear hinge, two small foxing marks on inside sur face, ligh t b rown ing at to p o f f laps. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, first edition. 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0297795481 B&w photographs. "(A) study of how the British Government manipulated the 'free' and 'independent' British press between 1937 and 1940. It tells the story of a hitherto ne glected aspect of Neville Chamberlain's ill-fated search for a 'rapproachement' with Nazi Germany and Italy, namely his assiduous and largely successful attempts to curb the hostility of the British press towards the Fascist states and enli s t t h e n e wspapers as active supporters in his policy of appeasement. Soon after coming to power in May 1937, Chamberlain learnt that Hitler regarded a 'tame' British press, free of adverse criticism of Germany, as an essential prerequisite t o an y a gr ee m en t between Germany and Britain; and for the next three years Chamberlain and his entourage at Downing Street set out to comply with Hitler's wishes - aided and abetted by the press barons. Chamberlain used a system of personal c on tac ts to cu rb th e p re ss, fully documented here for the first time, and he also relied heavily on the 'lobby' system of non-attributable political reporting to completely mislead the British people about the state of European affairs. (Thi s b ook) th rows new li ght on the role of some hitherto obscure members of Chamberlain's entourage, including his Press Secretary at Downing Street, George Steward, and Sir Joseph Ball, an ex-MI5 officer who ran the Conservative Research Depar tmen t. A t Ch amber lain' s be hest , Ba ll r an a scurrilous, anti-semitic newspaper called 'Truth' to slander his political opponents and even members of his own Cabinet. The involvement of Lord Beaverbrook, the most famous of the contemporary press propr ietor s, is also f ully revea led f or th e first time. Using original material from the Public Record Office and private archives, (it) exposes the way in which the peculiarly English customs and habits that governed relations between gover nment a nd pre ss bec ame ins titut ionali zed in the 1 930s to the permanent advantage of the government. (It) is thus a study of the system of government manipulation of the press - a system that exists to this day - as well as of Chamber lain an d appeas ement." Light brownin g to p ages an d edges of tex tblock, light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on boards. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 95.00 USD
Phillimore, London, 1980. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850333601 Colour and b&w plates. "Founded as the College of Bonhommes, an order of Augustinian canons, in 1283, Ashridge is again a College today, housing the world-renowned Management Co llege, so that after 700 years the wheel has turned full circle. After the monastic period, Henry VIII used Ashridge as an occasional residence for his children, when it provided a backcloth to the uncertainties of their upbringing. The p r o p e r t y p assed to the Princess Elizabeth at her father's death and during Mary's reign must have been the scene of both drama and danger. After its period as a royal residence the Egerton family (Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater) lived at Ash ri dg e fo r se ve r al generations, among them Sir Thomas, Lord Chancellor to James I, the 3rd Duke, known as 'the Canal Duke', and the 7th Earl, who replaced the crumbling monastic buildings with the present fabric. The latter's controversial wil l l ed to th e est ate p ass ing to the earls Brownlow. Later, under the 3rd Earl and his beautiful Countess, Adelaide, Ashridge achieved an elegance of great distinction. After more than three centuries as a home, the estate was sold in the 192 0s a nd bec ame an edu cati ona l fo undation, first as Bonar Law College and then as the present Management College. This vivid and readable account is the first full-length study of the estate for over 150 years; and through his extensive use of cont emp orar y re cor ds an d som e ne w arc hival material the author's prospect of Ashridge has become more than purely local history. Personalities are brought to life against the background of the building in a way that will appeal to a wide circle of reade rs. A pi ece of Chilt ern h istory that often touches on national affairs, this work will be welcomed by many who know and use the Ashridge of today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of textblock, faint w ater mark a t bo ttom corner of fron t boar d. Dus t jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. "This collection is made up of short essays, some of which were previously published in 'Maclean's' and 'The Globe and Mail', covering a variety of subjects, from controversial political issues - including his famous anti-separatist polemic - to critical portraits of some of his colleagues - including such luminaries as Underhill, Forsey, and Innis. In addition, there is a scathing lament of the state of book reviewing in Canada, as well as several of his own book reviews. Creighton's incisive wit, his magnificent turn of phrase, his clarity of purpose, all pervade his writing, no matter what the subject or intent of a piece." Wrinkling at top of spine, previous owner's name on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small tears on rear hinge - archivally taped, light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Department of Northern Affairs and Natural Resources, Forestry Branch, Ottawa, 1958. Bulletin 121. 
144 pp, oblong (5" H x 7 1/2" D), soft cover. An identification guide, profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Bilingual text (English/French). "....prepared to meet the demand for a visual guide to the more common plants found within the for est. Although it is intended primarily for foresters and others with similar interests, it will be equally useful to students, teachers, botanists, and in fact, everyone interested in recognizing plant species...." Contents: Introductio n ; P o i s o n o us Plants; Edible Plants; The Flora - Lichens; Liverworts; Mosses; Horsetails; Clubmosses; Ferns; Seed-plants; Other Books on Plants; Index. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear , ve r y li gh t br ow ni ng, slight soiling on rear cover. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
Baton Rouge Louisiana State University Press 1983 080711054X / 9780807110546 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
300 pp, large 8vo. B&w photos, maps. "Renato Beluche played many roles in the turbulent world of the nineteenth-century Caribbean. He was a merchant sea captain as well as a successful privateer. He was Simon Bolivar's favorite admiral as well as an active partner in the affairs of the Laffite brothers. He fought both as a revolutionary and as a defender against revolt. He was a patriot in the eyes of eight American nations and a brigand in the eyes of England and France. In tracing the course of Beluche's chameleonlike career, this us a panoramic view of the complex affairs of the Caribbean during one of the most volatile periods in its history..." Very minor edge wear to boards, small faint mark to top of textblock, tiny stain on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light rubbing, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 25.00 USD
CHINA ATTACKS:  A NOVEL.  SECOND EDITION., DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W.  (De Vore.)
13 DeVore, Chuck and Mosher, Steven W. (De Vore.) CHINA ATTACKS: A NOVEL. SECOND EDITION.
Infinity, Haverford, PA, 2001, 2nd edition. 
415 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. ISBN 0741404303 "...exciting, entertaining, and informative, while exploring the international politics that may be leading the world to war. The story describes how America and China plan to use their military capabilities against each other. Read this riveting scenario of catastrophic conflict, as these superpowers collide over the island nation of Taiwan. Bookstores in Tawiwan and Hong Kong are selling Chinese translations of the book...." I n t e r i o r - first page has large soft corner crease and wrinkling/three tiny tears at fore-edge (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book slightly cocked, large corner crease on front cover, s li gh t sm al l cu r l to corners of covers. VG- 
Price: 12.50 USD
14 Donachie, David. Cover art by Geoff Hunt. NELSON: BREAKING THE LINE.
Orion, (London, 2002). 
400 pp, large 8vo, soft cover. B&w maps. "It is 1799 and after Nelson's victory in the Nile he is feted at home as our greatest of heroes. Further victories against the French raise his popularity with the public at large to a fever pitch. However, at court, Nelson's ego and his love for the sultry Emma Hamilton, seen as little more than a whore by the courtiers surrounding George III, dog his progress. Yet with the war against France reaching its crucial stages, his country needs him more than ever. Perhaps with one more great victory he will be finally accepted at the heart of society...From the smoke of war, to the perfume of the court, and from the wilds of the Atlantic to the vicissitudes of sun-drenched Naples, this is the story of a great hero, a doomed love affair and a war that stretched across the world..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, minor crease at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing, spine flat and uncreased. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1995, first edition. 
242 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0750906057 B&w illustrations. "Starting from the inherited tendencies of his unstable mother, this book follows Charles's involvements with women, from the passionate, illicit affair with his cousin, Louise de Montbazon, following his return from the '45, which resulted in a son, and his cruel arrogance when he took a new mistress replacing her, to his rough treatment of Clementine Walkinshaw, who had nursed him in 1746, and w h o s a c rificed herself for him. She came to live with him, and bore him a daughter, the 'bonnie lass of Albany', his comfort when the dynastic marriage he eventually made with the young Princess Louise of Stolberg came apart, leaving him an e ld er ly cu ck ol d. Judged the wild man of Europe as a result of his scandalous behaviour, Charles's boorishness and drunkenness had cost him the stability he craved, and in his later years he was both ill and lonely, turning to his daughter to s ati sfy hi s lo ngi ng for the love that he had so easily cast aside in his earlier stormy relationships. She became the pride of his life, and when he died four years later, it was with the promise that she would be his rightful heir....this tim ely book pro vi des a re -ex amination of the Scottish hero whose flawed character and lack of success in love undoubtedly influenced his relations with the royal courts of Europe and played an important part in his role in the history of Scotl and and Engla nd, p erh aps contr ibut ing as much to the defeat of the Jacobite cause as 'Butcher' Cumberland's musket fire at Culloden." Samll bump at three corners, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has wrinkling at top/botto m of spi ne and flap- fold s, m inor r ubbin g. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
JOHN PRINCE:  A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS., Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by.  Foreword by William G. Davis.
16 Douglas, R. Alan, edited and with introduction by. Foreword by William G. Davis. JOHN PRINCE: A COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS.
Toronto The Champlain Society 1980 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ 
229 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H) - red cloth with gilt lettering/crest on spine. No. 844 of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Copies of this Volume prnted for the Champlain Society. B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "John Prince was undoubtedly one of the most colourful individuals to reside in Upper Canada during the half century that preceded Confederation. (The mythology that had grown up around his memory in southwestern Ontario identified him as the product of an illegal marriage between George IV and Maria Anne Fitzherbert.) His eventful career as an attorney, politician, soldier, entrepreneur, and jurist caused him to become a legend in his own lifetime both in Essex County, where he resided at Sandwich from his arrival in 1833 until 1860, and in Sault Ste Marie where he spent the last ten years of his life as Judge of the Algoma District. In the legislature his independence and erratic individualism soon earned him the reputation of a political maverick. Business interests and entrepreneurial instincts attracted him to railway and banking ventures as early as the 1830s. Individualist and eccentric though he was, John Prince was still very much a man of his age." Minor wear at corners. 
Price: 27.50 USD
17 Dubro, James. MOB MISTRESS,
Toronto Macmillan of Canada 1988 077159917X / 9780771599170 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
200 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "(Shirley Ryce) tells of her upbringing as the spoiled daughter of a local bookie and card-game organizer, of her early marriage, and of the fateful meeting that turned a bored housewife and mother into a mob mistress. (She) moved in organized crime circles for almost two decades, and had many mob affairs. Although she knew little of the mobsters' 'business', she saw a great deal of the mob at play. Her break with the Papalias (Hamilton, Ontario crime family) and their cohorts, and her co-operation with the police, marked a dramatic change in ther life, and in 'Mob Mistress' she looks back at who and what she was with self-deprecating frankness. At the same time, she and Dubro both give an informed and clear-eyed view of her former 'playmates' - and of the law-enforcement officers who fight them daily." Small bump to bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small corner crease on front flap, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Macmillan Canada 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
195 pp, 8 3/4" H. "A brilliant intelligence is brought to bear on the vital issues of Canadian defence and foreign policy, on Canada's relations with the U.S. and the British Commonwealth and the Communist bloc. Canadians do not always look at these problems in the same way as their North American neighbours. This book considers the Canadian 'style' in approaching such questions. (Discusses) difficult and frightening issues such as the location of the Great Deterrent, the acquisition of nuclear weaons, the fate of the Avro Arrow, civil defence. (Eayrs) examines the 'Nostrum of Neutralism' and while he concedes its appeal, concludes that the arguments in its favour are not valid at present. Commonwealth concerns, the monarchy, America's ill-fated intervention in Cuba, the role of the United Nations, the non-recognition of Communist China - all these questions and others of the kind are fearlessly and realistically discussed." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has beem price-clipped, has very light soiling/rubbing, light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
GENERAL BROCK., Edgar, Lady.
19 Edgar, Lady. GENERAL BROCK.
Toronto Morang 1904 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Signed by publisher.
322 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a clean, bright duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Maker's of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. B&w frontispiece and two maps. Contents: His Birthplace; Service Abroad - Holland; Service Abroad - The Baltic; In Canada; Upper and Lower Canada - 1802; Military Posts; Preparations for War; Old Quebec; Affairs in Europe, 1808; Politics in Quebec; Quebec and Niagara; 1811 in Canada and Europe; The New Governor; Gathering Clouds; Canada's Defence; On the Frontier; A Vigorous Commander; Brownstown and Maguaga; Detroit; The Armistice; Consequences of Armistice; Queenston Heights; Index. Light browning and a few tiny edge tears on on-trimmed fore-edge of text block, small fore-edge tear archivally taped on page leaf 311/312, browning to spine and spine label, a few scattered tiny foxing marks on boards - mainly rear board, shelf soiling on bottom edge of boards. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Natural Heritage / Dundurn, Toronto, 2008, first edition. 
239 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028034 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "In 1872, Irish-born, seventeen-year-old Henry Ross Halpin arrived in Fort Garry, Manitoba, to take up a position with the Hudson's Bay Company. His career took him from the shores of Hudson Bay, across the plains, and to the headwaters of the Mackenzie River. Throughout his life, he immersed himself in learning the traditions and culture of Canada's Native Peoples and ultimately became an Indian agent. At his death in 1930, he was described as 'one of the best acquainted with Indian tradition and legend in the west'. Halpin was catapulted onto the historical stage in 1885, being captured by rebel Cree and serving as a secretary/negotiator for Big Bear, the non-rebel Cree chief at the siege of Fort Pitt. Born into a family of journalists, he was a great storyteller and astute observer. His memoirs of his life in the fur trade and of his captivity, combined with his correspondence and annual reports to the Department of Indian Affairs, offer a rare glimpse of life during these turbulent times of change in the West." Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, otherwise clean and bright. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
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