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The Phoenix Book of Wit and Humour

by Barsley, Michael

Condition: Good/No Jacket


London: Phoenix House, 1949. Blue boards with a white mark to front board, shelf wear, bumped corners, a crease and some darkening to spine and rubbing to edges and hinges. Page edges have slight tanning and a bookplate on fep.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.




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