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Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Capt. Theodore Wells, of Wells, ME

by Wells, Theodore

Condition: Very Good- [Textblock Near Fine]. No DJ as Issued.


Biddeford, ME: John E. Butler, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good- [Textblock Near Fine]. No DJ as Issued.. Minor shelf/edge wear, spine sunned/toned, minor even soiling to boards, light glue toning at endpages, light toning at titlepage, else tight, bright and unmarred. Orange cloth boards, gilt lettering, in blind decorative elements, tipped-in photographic frontispiece. 12mo. 204pp.

According to a list by Greg Gibson, "this is quite a scarce account, unlisted in Howes, Sabin, Smith or NYPL list." Overall, a handsome copy of this rather uncommon volume.


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