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The Misty Islands by  Miles Smeeton - First Edition - 1969 - from Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA and

The Misty Islands

by Smeeton, Miles

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Lymington, UK.: Nautical Publishing.. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - 21.5 x 13.5 cm.; x - 214 pp. Gray cloth over boards with gilt lettering on spine and a stylized compass rose in the lower fore corner of the front board. Mapped end papers and seven full page maps within the text. Illustrated with sixteen pages of black and white photographs plus the frontis. Both the head edge and the fore edge of the text block are very slightly darkened and the corners and spine tips show a whisper of shelf wear. The clipped dust jacket is darkened on the head edge, faded a tad on the spine and shows general though light soiling and shelf wear. .

  • Bookseller: Pilgrim Reader Books - IOBA CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 20164
  • Title: The Misty Islands
  • Author: Smeeton, Miles
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Nautical Publishing.
  • Place: Lymington, UK.
  • Date published: 1969
  • Keywords: Travel; Exploration; Nautical; Maritime;, Japan; Tzu Hang; Aleutians; British Columbia;, California; Panama Canal; Newfoundland;, Iceland; Ireland; Jamaica; Nova Scotia;, Labrador; Grimsey; Faroes; Hebrides;, Sailing; Yachting; Sailing;
  • Bookseller catalogs: Nautical & Maritime;
  • Subjects: TRAVEL / General;


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