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Crossed Swords by  Mrs. Clement Alloway - 1st Edition. 1st Printing - 1912 - from Sweet Beagle Books and Biblio.co.uk

Crossed Swords

by Alloway, Mrs. Clement

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Toronto. Toronto: William Briggs. Very Good- with no dust jacket. 1912. 1st Edition. 1st Printing. Hardcover. Decorated crimson cloth covers are mildly stained, bumped. Gilt is dulled on spine, less so on front cover. Owner name on front pastedown. Defects are minor; pages are clean and unmarked, binding is tight. . Historical novel about the American Revolutionary war, specifically about the fifth seige of Quebec by the Continental troops. A solid copy of the first edition.. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 391 pages. C5 .


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