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A Mantis Carol

by Van der Post, Laurens

Condition: Very Good /Very Good


London: The Hogarth Press Ltd. Green Boards. 0701204109 166pp. First ediiton of this book. Gilt embossed lettering to the spine. Slight fading to the upper edge of the boards, hidden under the wrapperInk inscription to the front end paper, hidden under a piece of paper pasted onto the front end paper with the word 'Mother' in pencil written on it. Slightest of foxing to the end papers, half title page and fore edges. Clean and tight. Dust wrapper price clipped. Slight shelf wear to the edges of the wrapper. A very good copy. . Very Good. 1975. 1st Edition.




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