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The Columbia History of the World by John A. Garraty and Peter Gay - Hardcover - 1986 - from Elk Creek Heritage Books and

The Columbia History of the World

by John A. Garraty and Peter Gay

Condition: Very Good/Good

Harper & Row Publishers, 1986. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. From the book, ""The Columbia History of the World is a unique volume which begins with the formation of the universe and covers every major aspect of human history to the present day."" Forty professors from Colombia collaborated to bring this volume together. Hard cover in very good condition with beige boards and black spine cloth containing silver gilt spine lettering. Text block clean and tight with no markings or tears noted. Internally there is deep age toning to the papers. Dust jacket in good condition with light shelf wear, some edge wear, and tiny chips & wrinkles to the head of spine. Not price clipped: 'Originally published at $25.00'. A large tome with 1,237 numbered pages.
  • Bookseller: Elk Creek Heritage Books US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 000296
  • Title: The Columbia History of the World
  • Author: John A. Garraty and Peter Gay
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0880290048
  • ISBN 13: 9780880290043
  • Publisher: Harper & Row Publishers
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1986
  • Keywords: World History
  • Bookseller catalogs: History;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;



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