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The Coach-Makers' Illustrated Hand-book

Condition: Good/No Jacket

Philadelphia: I. D. Ware, 1875. Second Edition . Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bound in rust cloth with gilt carriage on front cover, 368 pp. plus 24 pp. ads in rear, front hinge split, covers and spine are quite worn - printing on spine rubbed off, several small holes in cloth on spine; spine has handwritten title "Carriage Building / Property of A. Petersen;" 1" tear in cloth at top of front cover. Contents are complete with slight browning along edges and foxing on end pages; engraved folding frontispiece, numerous b&w text illustrations. A worn but usable copy of an important work. Scan available.


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