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The Reefs of Taprobane: Underwater Adventures Around Ceylon

by Clarke, Arthur C

Condition: Near Fine


New York: Harper & Brothers, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Hardcover in blue boards with red cloth spine. Lacking dust jacket. First printing of first American edition. Book is crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Book plate of former owner affixed to front free endpage. Jacket flap affixed to reverse side. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photos by Mike Wilson. Map endpapers. 8vo. 205 pp.





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