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RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC., Arner, Frederick B., commentary.  (William H. Armstrong.)  Foreword by Charles T. Joyce.
1 Arner, Frederick B., commentary. (William H. Armstrong.) Foreword by Charles T. Joyce. RED-TAPE AND PIGEON-HOLE GENERALS: ANDREW A. HUMPHREYS IN THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC.
Rockbridge, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1999, first edition. 
378 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1883522153 B&w photographs, maps, reproductions. "Regarded as anonymously written fiction when it was originally published in 1864, this rollicking story of the way it was in the Union 's Army of the Potomac is a thinly disguised tale of truth. It is, in fact, a scathing attack on the character and military ability of Gen. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys. The author, Lt. Col. William H. Armstrong of the 129th Pennyslvania Voluntee r I n fantry, risked a libel action to send his message, yet he recognized that abuses within the system could not be addressed without first being exposed. The tale also includes a vivid, firsthand description of the brutal history of the 129th a nd th e Tyler Brigade and poignant stories of its men - Frederick B Arner's perceptive and comprehensive commentary identifies the main players and units and taps primary sources that support Armstrong's point of view - A masterpiece of historic sl eut h ing a nd disciplined research, this volume may change the way some historians view General Humphreys." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing on rear panel. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN.  MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES., Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.)
2 Gallagher, Gary W., ed. (Brooks D. Simpson, John J. Hennessy, Gordon C. Rhea, Peter S. Carmichael, Robert K. Krick, Carol Reardon, Robert E.L. Krick, Gary W. Gallagher.) THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN. MILITARY CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL WAR SERIES.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, 1997. 
283 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0807823341 B&w photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions. "In the spring of 1864, in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia's Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysse s S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in battle for the first time. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders - one that would finally end, eleven months later, with Lee's surrender at Appomat t o x . T he contributors to this volume bring modern scholarship and fresh insight to bear on the issues and leaders of the Wilderness campaign. Their essays explore the campaign's background, for example, by training an often-revisionist lens on e xp ec ta t io ns among civilians in the North and South, morale among officers and soldiers in both armies, and the strategic plans of Lee and Grant. Other essays assess the shaky performance of Union cavalry leaders Philip H. Sheridan and Jame s H arr iso n W il s on, the controversial actions of Confederate corp commanders Richard S. Ewell and A.P.Hill, and the often overlooked service of Lewis A. Grant and his Vermont Brigade. Finally, two of the most famous elements of the fighting i n th e Wi lder ness - th e 'L ee to the Rear' episode and James Longstreet's flank attack - are reconstructed in impressive detail." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor erinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN:  THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864., Humphreys, Andrew A.
3 Humphreys, Andrew A. FROM GETTYSBURG TO RAPIDAN: THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC JULY, 1863 TO APRIL, 1864.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1883 First Edition Hard Cover Good- 
86 pp, 7 1/2" H. 3 maps at rear. Bookplate of David Wepman on front pastedown. 1" split in paper of inside front hinge, two tiny scuffs and small glue residue mark oh free front endpaper, light browning to pages, browning to edges of text block - darker on top of text block, two tiny tears at bottom of page leaf 83/84 - archivally taped, tear on two maps archivally taped, light edge wear, light wrinkling/wear at top/bottom of spine, light soiling on boards, a few tiny rub marks on rear board, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Katcher, Philip. Colour plates by Michael Youens. ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 38.
Osprey, London, 1992, reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pp plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0850452082 B&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Introduction; The Men and their Regiment; The Infantry Regiment; Personal Equipment; Weapons and Insignia; The Artill ery; The Cavalry; The Technical Corps; The Medical Service; Corps Insignia; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor cor n er wear, minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLAGS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.  2: UNION.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 258., Katcher, Philip.  Colour plates by Rick Scollins.
5 Katcher, Philip. Colour plates by Rick Scollins. FLAGS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR. 2: UNION. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 258.
Osprey, London, 1993, first edition. 
48 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855322552 B&w photographs, drawings, 8 pages of colour illustrations. Contents: Introduction; Regulation Flags; Army Headquarters Flags; The Army of the Potomac; Cavalry Flags; Naval Flags; The Plates. Interior - small Christmas notation, date and signature in pencil on title page; light erased pencil mark at top corner of title page; tiny light stain on inside of front cover and on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Ex t erior - minor corner wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FLAGS OF THE CIVIL WAR.  (CONTAINS: CONFEDERATE FLAGS; UNION FLAGS; AND STATE & VOLUNTEER FLAGS., Katcher, Philip.  Illustrations by Rick Scollins and Gerry Embleton.
6 Katcher, Philip. Illustrations by Rick Scollins and Gerry Embleton. FLAGS OF THE CIVIL WAR. (CONTAINS: CONFEDERATE FLAGS; UNION FLAGS; AND STATE & VOLUNTEER FLAGS.
Osprey, Oxford, 2000. 
144 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841761737 B&w photographs, reproductions, color plates. Contents: Confederate Flags (Introduction / The First National Flag / The Second National Flag / The Third National Flag / Battle Flags / Battle Honours / Other Commands / Other Flags / Plate Commentaries); Union Flags (Introduction / Reglulation Flags / Army Headquarters Flags / The Army of the Potomac / Cavalry Flags / Naval Flags / Plate Commentaries); State & Volunteer Flags (Intoduction / U S A r m y Brigade Flags / US Artillery Battery Flags / Flags of the Colored Troops / Plate Commentaries). Interior - tiny ink letter written on first page, small soft bump at bottom corner of approx. first 30 pages, otherwise clean and tight wi t h no ot he r ownership marks. Exterior - 2" corner crease on front cover, minor rubbing, three very small bumps/scuffs at fore-edge of rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 22.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
7 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, very small chip at top of spine, small dint at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WARPATHS:  TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA., Keegan, John.
8 Keegan, John. WARPATHS: TRAVELS OF A MILITARY HISTORIAN IN NORTH AMERICA.
Toronto Key Porter 1995 1550136216 / 9781550136210 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
370 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Begins with the establishment of New France on the St. Lawrence River and the Fench conflicts with the Indians and British of the Atlantic colonies - the latter ending with the English defeat at Yorktown." It then moves on through the Civil War, battles with native Americans and the story of U.S. and Canadian forces in WWII. Minor wrinkle at top of spine, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 16.00 USD
 
 
SPURS TO GLORY:  THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY., Merrill, James M.
9 Merrill, James M. SPURS TO GLORY: THE STORY OF THE UNITED STATES CAVALRY.
Rand McNally, Chicago, (1966), Ist edition. 
302 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, reproductions. Follows the history of the United States Cavalry, from its role of protecting settlers as they moved west across the contintent, to the acquisition of new territory in the south, through the Civil War and the Indian uprisings until "Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, General Pershing and the search for Pancho Villa - the final battles were fought. The job of the cavalry was done. The long road to glory was ended." Two small shallow bumps to top edge of front board, a few pages with dog-ear crease, page 277 and 284 have ink smudging to a few lines of text but still legible - caused during printing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, has edge wear, wrinkling, sveral small tears - some taped, light browning, soiling and small stain on front panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE.  COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES., Newcomb, Rexford.
10 Newcomb, Rexford. OLD KENTUCKY ARCHITECTURE. COLONIAL, FEDERAL, GREEK REVIVAL, GOTHIC, AND OTHER TYPES ERECTED PRIOR TO THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES.
Bonanza, New York, reprint (copyright 1940). 
Unpaginated foreword, introductory essay and list of plates plus 130 b&w plates (photographs, plans, drawings) and frontispiece, 4to (12 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. "Forming originally a part of the state of Virginia, Kentucky was peopled la rgely from Virginia and nearby colonies; thus the economic system, the social fabric and the cultural outlook of Kentucky resembles these features of life in the Old Dominion. Bringing with them a love of classic architecture engendered by as s o c i a t ion with the great houses in the valleys of the James and the Potomac, it is no surprise to discover that a definite classic spirit premeates the more formal types of architecture in Kentucky. In the early pioneer period, of necessity, r ec ou rs e wa s had to primitive forms. Beginning with the log cabin with its 'wattle-and-daub' chimney, architectural expression in Kentucky passed through successive improvements, culminating eventually in the great classic-porticoed brick mansio ns whi ch to th is day lend so much charm to the countryside. Architecture in Kentucky parallels the career of architecture upon our Atlantic seaboard. There is this difference, however, that while architecture in Kentucky reflects most of the v ogu es a nd fas hion s o f the seaboard forms, it records these changes somewhat belatedly. That is to say a style or a fashion well known in the maritime states will often not make its appearance in Kentucky for from ten to thirty years. Once acc lima ted, how ever , suc h vo gues are as likely to persist here as in other areas of America." Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, heavy fading to color at top edge of boards, light fading to color on spine. Dust jacket has light wear and w rnkli ng a t top /botto m edg e of spine and flap-folds, creasing on top 3" of spine, slight browning on spine, light rubbing, one small tear archivally taped. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Palmer, Bruce. CHANCELLORSVILLE: DISASTER IN VICTORY. THE MACMILLAN BATTLE BOOK SERIES.
Macmillan, New York, (1967), Ist edition. 
95 pp, large 8vo (approx. 9 /12" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Well illustrated with photos, reproductions, maps. "In May 1863 General Robert E. Lee's Rebel Army, camped near Chancellorsville, Virginia, badly needed to win a battle. Led by Stone wall Jackson, the Confederate II Corps struck the exposed right flank of the Army of the Potomac, swept the battlefield clear, and very nearly bagged the entire Union force, including General 'Fighting Joe' Hooker and his staff..." Area of light browning near gutter of free front endpaper, light browning to edges of boards and edges of textblock, tiny foxing marks on top of textblock. Dust jacket is price-clipped, one small tear with creases, a few tiny tears/chips, light edge wear, light browning at some edges, light fading to spine color, scattered very light foxing on inside surface, light rubbing/soiling - mainly on rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
"OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR., Ray, Frederic E.
12 Ray, Frederic E. "OUR SPECIAL ARTIST": ALFRED R. WAUD'S CIVIL WAR.
Stackpole, Mechanicsburg, PA, 1994, 2nd hardcover edition. 
192 pp, 10 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0811711943 Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions, photographs. "Waud covered the war from the first to the last, initially for the 'New York Illustrated News', and later for 'Harper's'. F rom the formation of the Confederate government in Montgomery, Alabama, to the last campaigns of Grant's army leading Appomattox, 'Alf' Waud was there, pencil in hand. Waud even went into battle alongside the Yankee troops he accompanied in t h e f i e ld. He was under fire almost as much as they as he frantically sketched the rudiments of the brutal scenes before him, then polished them after the fight to send them to the publisher. Teams of engravers worked through the night when hi s sk e tc he s arrived, turning them into wood block engravings used to print the next week's edition. Portraits of great generals, scenes in camp and field, the look of battle - all came from Waud's pencil. Along with his drawings he often sen t f ir sth an d a cco un ts of what he had seen, acting as an informal reporter as well as an artist. He went where even the photographers could not go, and the result is that while several other battle artists also worked for 'Harper's' and its co mpet ito rs, Alf red Waud is the one whose view of the conflict dominated the public mind in the North. People of the Union literally saw the Civil War through his eyes....Here Waud's sketches are taken from battlefield to sketch, engraving and f inal publ icat ion, sho wing the methods by which he worked, and comparing the accuracy of what he drew with what is known of the actual events. Also included, to provide a picture of the world in which Waud worked, are some drawings by his peers, incl uding his broth er Wi lliam Wau d - also a noted artist of the era. And Ray takes Waud beyond the war: the artist carried his pencils into the peace that followed, drawing right up to the time of his death." Light wrinkling at bottom of sp ine. Dust j acket has v ery li ght ru bbing , very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 2" soft crease on front panel. Near Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
GETTYSBURG., Sears, Stephen W.
13 Sears, Stephen W. GETTYSBURG.
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2003, book club edition. 
623 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0395564764 B&w photographs, drawings, maps/battle plans. "The greatest of all Civil War campaigns, Gettysburg was the turning point of the turning point in our nation's history. From the first gleam in Lee's eye to the last Rebel retreating back across the Potomac, (the author) brings every moment of the battle to life with the vivid narrative skill and impeccable scholarship that has made him, in the words of the 'New Yo r k T i m es Book Review', 'arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater.' Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and t ak e s st an ds. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own." Small crease at top corner of first few pages, wrinkles at fore-edge of pages 583 to 606, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, sm all f ai nt ink line on fore-edge of text block (not a remainder mark), some faint tiny liquid marks on top of text block. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges and flap-folds. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM., Sears, Stephen W.
14 Sears, Stephen W. LANDSCAPE TURNED RED: THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM.
Book-of-the-Month Club, New York, 1994. 
431 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates, maps/battle plans. "Of all the days on all the fields where American soldiers have fought, the most terrible was September 17, 1862. The Civil War battle wa ged on that date at Antietam Creek, Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any day in our nation's history. The battle at Antietam was pivotal to the course of the war, yet the complete story of this climactic and bitter struggle has n e v e r b een told. In (this book, the author) draws on a wealth of newly discovered diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam - and drama it is, pitting high-stakes military gambler Robert E. Lee against George B. M cC le ll an , t he general with every soldierly quality but one, the will to fight. Sears's subject is not just generals and their tactics, however, it is also the emotions and experiences of the men in the ranks, and their stories emerge here wit h p owe rfu l a ut hen ticity." A few areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY., Stevens, Bryna.
15 Stevens, Bryna. FRANK THOMPSON: HER CIVIL WAR STORY.
Macmillan, New York, 1992, first edition. 
144 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN0027881857 B&w drawings, map. " 'Frank Thompson' was Emma Edmonds, a Canadian-born woman who, disguised as a man, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. At first a nurse (she was too short to be a foot soldier), she was assigned more hazardous duty as a mail carrier and later volunteered to be a spy. Adopting various disguises, she uncovered valuable information behind Confederate lines. In between spy missions, she se r v e d a t times as a nurse or orderly in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. After many adventures and a few love affairs, sick and injured, she left the army to avoid going into a hospital - where her secret might have been discovered. Em ma E dm o nd s' s own dramatic account provides the basis for this unusual biography. Set firmly in the context of the wider events of the Civil War and illustrated with engravings from her autobiography, this story of a woman who defied conven tio n i s s til l gri ppi ng and relevant today." Written for the younger reader. Previous owner's label and small ink notation on free front end paper, remainder mark on bottom of text block, minor soiling, a few tiny dints on bottom edge of fron t bo ard. Du st j ac ket has areas of light edge wrinkling, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR., Tap, Bruce.
16 Tap, Bruce. OVER LINCOLN'S SHOULDER: THE COMMITTEE ON THE CONDUCT OF THE WAR.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 1998. 
319 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0700608710 "Shortly after the beginning of the Civil War, Congress established the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War to investigate such matters as military contracts, trade wit h the enemy, treatment of the wounded, and the causes of Union defeat. But its greatest efforts were directed toward a more vigorous war effort - endorsing emancipation, the use of black soldiers, and the appointment of fighting generals - l e a d i n g President Lincoln to fear that this watchdog committee would become little more than an 'engine of agitation'. (It) generated controversy throughout the war, and its legacy sparks debate even today over whether it invigorated or hamper ed t he U ni on war effort. In the wake of both critical and sympathetic appraisals, Bruce Tap now offers the first history of the committee's activities, focusing on the nature of its power and influence on military policy in order to show conc lus ive ly wha t t he u ltimate impact really was. Tap presents solid evidence, including examples of contact between Congress and the military, to show that the committee produced little good and no small amount of harm. The committee's principal mem bers en tert aine d s im plistic notions about warfare that led to rash judgments about its conduct and because its goals were congruent with Republican ideology, its principal criterion in evaluating military leadership was adherence to antis laver y bel iefs . As a re sult , ( it) polarized Congress and the army, limited strategic options, demoralized the Union's top generals, and inflated the reputations of incompetent soldiers. As Tap demonstrates, it was in many ways a serious imp edimen t to t he wa r effo rt, du e not to its fanatacism or vindictiveness, as some historians have suggested, but rather to its members' total ignorance of military matters. (This book) is a revisionist account that corrects prevailing images of the re lations hip be tween R epublic an pol itic ans and the army during the Civil War. By examining the conflict between Congress's constitutional right to investigate and the impropiety of its actions, the book raises questions that are applica ble toda y about the abi lity of legislat ive bod ies t o function in areas where specialized knowledge is required." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has a few areas of very light edge wrinkling, 1 1/2" tear at top of front hinge - archival ly repai red, lig ht rubbi ng. Very Good+/V ery Go od 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A., Wert, Jeffry D.
17 Wert, Jeffry D. A BROTHERHOOD OF VALOR: THE COMMON SOLDIERS OF THE STONEWALL BRIGADE, C.S.A, AND THE IRON BRIGADE, U.S.A.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1999. 
413 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0684824353 B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "(T)he story of the men who served in two of the most famous combat units of the Civil War, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confederacy and the Iron Bridge of the Union. They fought in some of the most famous and bloody engagments of the war, from First and Second Manassas (Bull Run) to Sharpsburg (Antietam), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. In telling the stories of these two brigades, historian Jeffry D. Wert offers a visceral depiction of the Civil War from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers who fought it." Slight bump at top/bottom of front hinge and at some corners, bump with crease at one corner. Dust jacket has archi vally taped tear with creases at top of rear flap-fold, light wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
ON FIELDS OF FURY.  FROM THE WILDERNESS TO THE CRATER: AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY., Wheeler, Richard.
18 Wheeler, Richard. ON FIELDS OF FURY. FROM THE WILDERNESS TO THE CRATER: AN EYEWITNESS HISTORY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1991, first edition. 
304 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060165820 B&w reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(A) dramatic recreation, largely in the words of particpants, of Grant's desperate attempt to end the Civil War in 1864. It began wit h an all-out assault by Grant's Army of the Potomac against Lee in the Wilderness of Virginia in May and ended before Petersburg in July in the Union defeat at the Crater." Minor edge wear, small shallow bump at bottom edge of front board, s l i g h t w rinkling at bottom of spine, minor rubbing and soiling. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, areas of browning and light color fading, tiny dint on front hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 


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