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THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE., Macdonald, George.
1 Macdonald, George. THE PRINCESS AND CURDIE.
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1908 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Maria L. Kirk. 
305 pp, 8 1/8" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black illustration on front board, top edge orange. 12 colour plates (including frontispiece) - collated. B&w head- and tail-pieces and title page decoration. Orange & white pictorial endpapers. The sequel to "The Princess and the Goblin", in which Curdie goes on a quest to unravel a plot to poison Princess Irene's father, the King of Gwyntystorm. Previous owner's name at top of half-title page, light toning in margins of pages, very small light stain in margin of pages 220 & 221, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight lean to spine, slight fading to spine colour, light handling soiling on edges of boards. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
2 Rapoport, Yakov. THE DOCTORS' PLOT OF 1953: A SURVIVOR'S MEMOIR OF STALIN'S LAST ACT OF TERROR AGAINST JEWS AND SCIENCE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1991 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
281 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w frontispiece. "On January 13, 1953, the official press agency Tass announced the arrest of a group of 'killer doctors' who were systematically doing away with prominent public figures in the Soviet Union. Nine doctors, six of them Jews, were cited, and in the next few weeks many more were carted off to the dread prisons of Lubyanka and Lefortovo. Among them was Yakov Lvovich Rapoport, a distinguished pathologist; this book is a firsthand memoir of his imprisonment, revealling not only the suffering caused by a fabricated 'plot' but also the devastating climate of antisemitism and the appalling disarray of medicine and science in the Stalinist era." Previous owners name inked out on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling/rubbing, is price-clipped, has light fading to spine color, a 1/2"closed tear with tiny chip at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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