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THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE:  A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS.  (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.), Barke, James.
1 Barke, James. THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE: A NOVEL OF THE LIFE AND LOVES OF ROBERT BURNS. (VOLUME 4 OF "THE IMMORTAL MEMORY" SERIES.)
Collins, London, 1953, 1st edition. 
320 pp, small 8vo (7 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers. "....gives a vivid picture of Robert Burns at the height of his creative powers, acclaimed as Scotland's national bard and yet bitterly aware of the empty glory of that fame so far as any worth-while improvement in his immediate prospects are concerned. He has left the scene of his brief triumph in the Edinburgh drawing-rooms. He is a farmer again, trying to wrest a living from the grudging soil of Ellisland . . . H e h a s very much on his mind the cares of a wife and family, for whom he is determined to make a home. Through these pages the sterling worth of Jean Armour shines like a star. Bonnie Jean has hitherto had scant justice paid to her by b io gr ap he rs . He re her character is limned with admiration and affection. One understands the strength of the bond between her and Burns, and how it could withstand the devastating impact of Burns's infatuation for Anna Park, the golden-haire d H ebe of th e G lo b e T ave rn in Dumfries....But the story is concerned too with Burns's intellectual development, not only as a poet but as a thinker peculiarly sensitive to the fresh political breezes that are blowing in so strongly from Fra nce. ...T he b ook ends wi th the aba ndonment of the farm and of the life he had known since boyhood, the never-ending struggle with the land; already the shadow of his last tragic years in Dumfies lies darkly across his path...." Four very sma ll in k che ck ma rks on ve rso of dedic ation page, previous owner's name on free front endpaper, one very small corner crease, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of textblock, light fading to color at bottom edge s and on spi ne - s ligh t fadi ng a t t op edg es, bo ok slightly cocked. Dust jacket has small chips/tears/creases - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, 1" piece missing at bottom of rear panel, two small areas of surface paper loss on rear p anel, l ight ru bbing and so iling - m ainly o n rear panel. Good+/Good- 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
WE CAME TO CANADA., Beak, T.W.
2 Beak, T.W. WE CAME TO CANADA.
Ottawa Self-published 1959 3rd Edition Soft Cover Very Good- 
63 pp, 7 5/8" H. "The author, at the age of 39 gave up a good job in the British Civil Service, with pension, security and good prospects, to emigrate to Canada. After three and a half years he is established as a private consultant in his chosen field with an expanding business of his own. In this booklet he sets down with a forth-rightness which only one who has ventured forth and has succeeded has the right to use, his experiences and views on what it takes to make a success of immigration to Canada. (He) aims to supply those who are interested in the possibility of emigration the kind of information so many have found only after they have been in the country for some time." Contents: The Author; Preface; About Canada; About Canadians; Getting a Job in Canada; Work and Working Conditions in Canada; Unemployment and Availability of Work; Living and Living Costs; Where to Settle; The Problems of Settling In; If You Decide to Come. An interesting look at attitudes and opportunities in mid-20th century Canada, along with tables comparing Canadian and British wage rates, food and clothing costs, etc. Postage will be reduced to most destinations for this light item. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light browning on spine, minor browning to edges of covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992., Bearman, Sidney, ed.
3 Bearman, Sidney, ed. STRATEGIC SURVEY 1991-1992.
Brassey's / International Institute for Strategic Studies, (London, 1992). 
248 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), soft cover. Contents: The End of an Empire; Central Europe's Struggling States; Turmoil in the Balkans; European Integration: On the Horizon; The US Looks Inwards; North American Free Trade Area in Trouble; Latin America: Orthodoxy and Uncertainty; Cuba: Teetering on the Brink; Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace; Iraq and the Gulf States; Iran Sheds its Radical Image; The Maghreb: The Rise of Radical Islam; China On the Move; Japan: Still Searching; The Two Koreas: Cooperation or Crisis?; Indochina: A Fragile Peace; Central Asia: Shaping New States; India and its Neighbours; The Horn of Africa; South Africa; Disowning Apartheid; Arms Control: The Agenda Transformed; Responses to Weapons Proliferation; Rethinking East Asian Security; Water Resources: Scarcity and Conflict. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 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
 
 
BRITISH UNIVERSITIES:  PURPOSE AND PROSPECTS., Caine, Sidney, Sir.
5 Caine, Sidney, Sir. BRITISH UNIVERSITIES: PURPOSE AND PROSPECTS.
University of Toronto Press, n.p., (1969). 
272 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Recent Basic Developments; Nature and Objects of Universities; The Part of the University in the Pattern of Education; Universities and Research; Degrees and Teaching; Student Malaise; The Governme nt of Universities; The Response of Universities to the Changing Situation; The Universities and the Government; The Criteria of Decision on University Growth; Other Ways of Financing Universities; Reflections on Policy. Previous owners m a m e s t a m p e d at top of front endpapers, small book store stamp on front pastedown, light edgewear to boards, small bump to rear bottom corner. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light/moderate edgewear, three closed tears to top edge archi va ll y ta p ed , sm al l cr eases at top of spine, rubbing to rear panel, spine lightly browned. VG-/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96., Cameron, Scott L.  Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie.
6 Cameron, Scott L. Foreword by C. Patrick Labadie. THE FRANCES SMITH: PALACE STEAMER OF THE UPPER GREAT LAKES, 1867-96.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2005. 
265 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1897045042 B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. Contents: Steamboats on the Upper Lakes; Captain W.H. Smith Arrives on Georgian Bay; Economic Prospects Around Georgian Bay, 1865; The Construction of the 'Frances Smith'; Aground in Georgian Bay; The Red River Affair; Aboard a Palace Steamer in the 1870s-80s; The Great Storm of '75; Serious Challenges; Delivering the Royal Mail; Troubles on the Lakes; Confrontation with United States Customs; C h a n g i ng Fortunes; Brutal Outrage on the 'Baltic'; Farewell to the 'Baltic'; Appendices; Notes; Resources; Index; About the Author. Inside - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Campbell, Duncan C. GLOBAL MISSION: THE STORY OF ALCAN. VOLUME I: TO 1950.
Ontario Publishing 1985 0919354068 / 9780919354067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
438 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Harold H. Peacock: / With warm regards and appreciation / for a long friendship / Duncan C. Campbell / April 1985." B&w photographs. "In 1928, the year in which Alcan began its own journey, the fledgling company's prospects were not bright, and within four years they had dimmed still further thanks to the Great Depression's deadly stranglehold. Alcan had, however, some gilt-edged assets: its employees, men and women of talent, loyalty and above all industry, led by a team cast from the same mold and headed by that brilliant entrepreneur-scholar, Edward K. Davis. (This) is the story of these people and their company. Through a blend of skill, far sightedness, luck and plain hard work they made Alcan what it is today: a world leader in the aluminum industry. From its modest birth through its precarious infancy they nurtured its growth into the giant Canadian multinational enterprise now recognized around the world, thereby realizing that dream of a a global mission which had inspired its founders." Volume I only. Very light wrinkling at top/botom of spine, minor cocking to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - some with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small line indentation on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DEATH OF AN ARMY., Farrar-Hockley, Anthony.
8 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
London Arthur Barker 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Fair 
195 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Book slightly cocked, areas of light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/wrinkling - heavy at top of spine, light to moderate rubbing, browning and soiling at edges, delamination on front hinge, very light soiling and browning on rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
9 Farrar-Hockley, Anthony. DEATH OF AN ARMY.
New York William Morrow 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
195 pp, 8vo (812" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(The) first Battle of Ypres (1914) is sometimes considered to have ended as a costly stalemate, but, in fact, the British Army's act of suicide in this battle resulted in victory; the Germans, in failing a breakthrough to Calais, lost forever any prospects of the outright victory they had expected to win in France. Brigadier Farrar-Hockely's skillful account of this decisive encounter, which includes a brilliant use of contemporary sources, not least among them the dramatic diaries of British soldiers, caused the 'Oxford Times' to comment: 'his book is not only a fine piece of military history; it is as exciting as a thriller'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book is slightly cocked, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, some small areas of slight discoloration on boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has several edge tears; wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds; light browning to spine, top edge, spine and flap-folds; small area of surface paper loss on front panel; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
10 Gordon, W.L. TROUBLED CANADA: THE NEED FOR NEW DOMESTIC POLICIES.
McClelland and Stewart, [Toronto], (1961). 
134 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Tables, graphs. "(T)akes a hard look at the events and policies of the past four years, showing how they have failed to fulfil the trends foreseen in (the 1956 Royal Commission Report on Canada's Economic Prospects). (Gordon) discusses the causes of the recent decline in the national economy and the rise in unemployment, giving special scrutiny to the government's financial and monetary policies and to the implications of the increasing foreign control of Canadian industry. He puts forward a positive outline of the social objectives essential for Canada today, with a comprehensive economic program which can achieve them." Very light browning to edges of textblock, tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has tiny chips/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, archival tape on inside top/bottom of spine, moderate rubbing. VG/G 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Greenwood, Lisa. Cover art by Tim Bollinger. THE ROUNDNESS OF EGGS.
Benton Ross, Auckland, New Zealand, 1986. 
205 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 908636172"A blackbird dies in Olive's hands and the blood stains won't rub out. Even the cat can't eat the fish pie that her family says tastes like glue. And at the bottom of her garden the avocado tree i s dying....How can Olive 'pull herself together' when reality overwhelms her everywhere she looks? By painting in the attic and teaching herself to smoke? Does she in fact have a choice? It is only from the rooftop that prospects seem se r e n e . . . . L isa Greenwood's startling first novel is about the chill winter of self-discovery that begins when delusions fall away in the face of the demands of others. What happens when Olive's family fail to recognise her needs? Deadly acc ur at e in i ts o bs er vations, the novel delights too with the whimsy of the author's overview. When life is at its most oppressive, it seems, there is still reason enough for hope." Interior - tiny crease at top corner of first half of pages, ot her wi se cle an and ti ght with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very small bump to top corner of front cover, tiny bump at bottom corner, minor rubbing, small shallow bump on rear cover - migrates into last few pages. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR., Harding, John R.  Signed
12 Harding, John R. Signed THE DANCIN' NAVIGATOR.
Privately published, Guelph, Ontario, 1988. 
144 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE PAGE AND WITH SMALL HANDWRITTEN AND SIGNED NOTE IN ENVELOPE AT FRONT. ISBN 0969342004 B&w photos and map. "John Harding was born in London, Ontario in 1919. His family moved to Wind sor in 1920 where he was raised. He was one of the hundreds of young men coming of age in the latter days of the depression, bitter at the prospects of widespread unemployment....He served as a navigator with RAF Bomber Command from the end of 1 9 4 2 to mid-1944, rising from the rank of sergeant to flight-lieutenant, doing 2 tours on Lancasters at 103 Sqdn. and 550 Sqdn., after which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Seconded home in Aug./1944, he was attached to 168 Sqdn. R CA F in Ottawa, flying Canadian Forces mail across the Atlantic and up to the front lines. Leaving the airforce in Nov./1946, he joined Air Canada as a line navigator on trans-Atlantic and Caribbean duties, where he served for 30 years." Interior - Fa the r's Day notation, place, date, and signature in ink on verso of free rear endpaper; book lightly cracked at end of index; gift inscription in ink on inside of front cover and a small envelope (attached by glue at tip) containing a card (no n-a uth oria l) and a small note from the author describing a squadron reunion and sales of the book; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, light rubbing, a few soft wrinkles on covers, wear at bo ttom of spine , creasing on top 1" of spine. Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
13 Holmes, John W. THE SHAPING OF PEACE: CANADA AND THE SEARCH FOR WORLD ORDER, 1943-1957. VOLUME 2.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1982 0802055419 / 9780802055415 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
443 pp, 9 1/4" H. "The establishment of the United Nations system at the conclusion of the Second World War was followed by a period of disillusion in the late 40s about the prospects of world order. With the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950 there came a regrouping of forces and revised calculations of what was possible. The first volume of 'The Shaping of Peace' described Canadian attitudes and policies towards international institutions as the Second World War ended. This volume is concerned with the developments in the decade after the war, with the changing Canadian concepts as they were shaped by events and challenges. Although principal attention is paid to the organs of the United Nations, other themes such as the establishment of NATO, the progress of the new Commonwealth, and the changing concepts of the North American relationship are analysed as essential elements in the Canadian search for equilibrium." Minor wrinkling at top of front hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
SELLING ENERGY:  INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED!  VOLUME 1., Jewell, Mark.  With Rachel Christenson.
14 Jewell, Mark. With Rachel Christenson. SELLING ENERGY: INSPIRING IDEAS THAT GET MORE PROJECTS APPROVED! VOLUME 1.
Energy Efficiency Funding Group 2014 1941991009 / 9781941991008 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
202 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Non-personal inscription by author on title page. Color illustrations. "Based on twenty years of experience influencing efficiency decision-making in more than three billion square feet of properties, this author concludes that many more projects would be approved if energy professionals were actually trained to 'sell' rather than simply 'promote' efficiency. Energy efficiency products, services, and programs all require effective selling. Professional sales skills make you more successful at advancing any energy efficiency initiative, regardless of your role in the process. Moreover, you need to think of yourself as a sales professional even if your job title does not include the word 'sales'. This book contains more than 80 short essays, each of which examines a unique aspect of efficiency-focused professional selling." 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA., Kennedy, Miranda.
15 Kennedy, Miranda. SIDEWAYS ON A SCOOTER: LIFE AND LOVE IN INDIA.
New York Random House 2011 1400067863 / 9781400067862 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
342 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "When twentysomething reporter Miranda Kennedy leaves her job in New York City and travels to India with no employment prospects, she longs to immerse herself in the turmoil and excitement of a rapidly developing country. What she quickly learns in Delhi about renting an apartment as a single woman - it's next to impossible - and the proper way for a woman in India to ride scooters - perched sideways - are early signs that life here is less Westernized than she'd counted on. Living in Delhi for more than five years, and finding a city pulsing with possiblity and hope, Kennedy experiences friendships, love affairs, and losses that open a window onto the opaque world of Indian politics and culture - and alter her own attitudes about everything from food and clothes to marriage and family. Along the way, she is drawn into the lives of several Indian women, including her charismatic friend Geeta, a self-described 'modern girl' who attempts to squeeze herself into the traditional role of wife and mother; Radha, a proud Brahmin widow who denies herself simple pleasures in order to live by high-caste Hindu principles; and Parvati, who defiantly chain-smokes and drinks whiskey, yet feels compelled to keep her boyfriend a secret from her family. In her effort to understand the hopes and dreams that motivate her new friends, Kennedy peels back India's globalized image as a land of call centers and fast-food chains and finds an ancient place where, in many ways, women's lives have scarcely changed for centuries. Incisive, witty, and written with a keen eye for the lush vibrancy of the country that Kennedy comes to love, (this) is both a remarkable memoir and a cultural revelation." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CANADA:  TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920.  WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO., Marriott, Charles, Foreword.
16 Marriott, Charles, Foreword. CANADA: TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NINTH CONGRESS, CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, TORONTO, SEPTEMBER 18-22, 1920. WITH THE COMPLIMENTS OF THE BOARD OF TRADE OF THE CITY OF TORONTO.
Toronto City of Toronto / R.G. McLean 1920 Full-Leather Good+ 
301 pp, 9 3/16" H. Textured leather over flexible card covers with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Profusely illustrated with sepiatone photographs, colour Coat of Arms, decorated title page, tissue covered reproduction of "The Fathers of Confederation", decorative headpieces and initial capitals to chapters and fold-out colour map at rear. Contents include: Agricultural Development; Agricultural Implement Production; Automotive Vehicle Industry; Banking and Currency; Canada and the (First World) War; The Story of Confederation; Dairying; Education System; Fisheries; Flour Milling; Forests; Fur and Game Resources and Birds; Immigration; Industrial Development; Insurance; Live Stock and Meat Packing Industry; Power Resources; Pulp and Paper; Railway Development; Tobacco Growing and Prospects; Toronto; Water Transportation, etc., etc. Interior - very light browning to edges of endpapers, one small area of edge wrinkling on fold-out map, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - more at corners including tiny piece missing at bottom corners, some browning to spine, light rubbing and some light variation to colour on spine and front cover. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE MICE WILL PLAY., Phillips, Edward O.  Inscribed by author.
17 Phillips, Edward O. Inscribed by author. THE MICE WILL PLAY.
Riverbank Press, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
233 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ AND ____ - TO READ BETWEEN SETS - MUCH LOVE - TED, 11/9/96". ISBN 189633203X "Gemma Johnstone's intimate charms have earned her just about every material comfort a woman about town could wish for. But when her latest admirer expires in full flight of physical affection, she must suddenly face the realities of being middle-aged, single, and without further material prospects. Temporary solace appars in the form of Helen Chisholm, a bed-ridden older woman who is in need of care and companionship while her redoubtable daughter goes away on a two-week Caribbean cruise. The prospect of tending an old lady tucked away in the tower of a sp r a w l i n g V ictorian mansion is hardly a tantalising one for a woman of Gemma's worldly charms. But as Gemma and Helen get to know each other, they form an unlikely bond and discover to their mutual surprise that their lives will never again b e th e sa me . A n yo ne familiar with the works of British writer E.F. Benson will immediately find themselves on familiar literary ground, probing the oft-fragile veneer of morality that separates respectability from the scandalous. Only here, t he se tt ing is a co nt emp orary one - Westmount, the genteel hillside environs of English-speaking Montreal's upper middle class. 'The Mice Will Play' is a deft comedy of contemporary manners (and the lack thereof). Written in Edward O. Phil lip s' f ast -pac ed, urb ane sty le, it paints an often hilarious picture of what happens when we surrender ourselves to the unpredictable twists of fate and human nature." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Ve ry G ood+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
WINTER IN THRUSH GREEN. LARGE PRINT EDITION., Read, Miss.  (Dora Saint)
18 Read, Miss. (Dora Saint) WINTER IN THRUSH GREEN. LARGE PRINT EDITION.
Windsor / Paragon, 2008, large print edition. 
248 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 9781405685948 B&w illustrations. "The garden was overgrown and deserted. Dead black roses drooped from the unkempt bushes growing over the face of the hou se, and the broad flagged path was almost hidden by unswept leaves....The arrival of a stranger in the village of Thrush Green stirs up ripples of speculation and interest. Not only does the village find itself paying tribute to this strang e r ' s h e r o - a missionary born and bred in Thrush Green - but his presence also has a dramatic effect on Miss Dimity Dean's romantic prospects....With an unwavering eye for detail, Miss Read beautifully captures village life, with all its ofte n un ex pe c te d in cidents." Two small bumps to fore-edge of rear board, small bump at top corner of front board. Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE TERRITORIAL ARMY., Thompson, Graham N. and Nevill, Teddy.  Foreword by George Younger.
19 Thompson, Graham N. and Nevill, Teddy. Foreword by George Younger. THE TERRITORIAL ARMY.
Ian Allen, London, (1989) 1st. Ed. 
80 pp, 11 1/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0711018456 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, maps. Contents: Preface; The History of the TA; Why do we Need the TA?; How Would the TA go to War?; Organisation of the TA; The Military Rol es, Equipment and Training of the TA; Current Issues and Future Prospects; Glossary of Selected British Military Terms and Abbreviations; Further Reading. Interior - slight cigarette odor, very small crease at bottom corner of first few page s o t h e r wise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very small corner creases. Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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