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The Devil's Elixirs by  E. T. A HOFFMANN - First Thus - 1963 - from Captain's Bookshelf, Inc., ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

The Devil's Elixirs

by HOFFMANN, E. T. A

Condition: Near fine in original black cloth, front paste-down endpaper lightly soiled. Very good pictorial dust jacket, some fading to spi


London: John Calder, 1963. First Thus. Hardcover. Near fine in original black cloth, front paste-down endpaper lightly soiled. Very good pictorial dust jacket, some fading to spine.. Octavo. 5.5 x 8.25 in. xi; 324 pp. Translated from the German by Ronald Taylor.





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