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The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert] by  Robert Wood - First Edition  - 1753 - from Arroyo Seco Books (SKU: 025160)

The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert]

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The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert]

by Wood, Robert

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
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London, 1753. First Edition . Full Leather, Gilt. Very Good. 20 5/8" x 14 1/8. Plates. Vi, 50 Pp, Followed By 38 Plates. The Index Indicates There Should Be 57 Plates, Of Which 19 Are Lacking (The Plates Still Present Are 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 36, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, 55, 56). 20" X 14 1/2". Contemporary Full Calf, Blind Tooled Panels With Corners Tooled On Boards, Ornately Gilt Spine, Morocco Spine Label, All Edges Colored Red. No Names Or Marks Except A Couple Of Tiny Pencil References. Covers Worn, Corners Worn And Frayed, Joints Cracked But Held Firmly By Cords, 3/16" Loss Along Bottom Edge Of Spine. Pages Clean And Fresh. International Postage At Usps Insured Rates.


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The Ruins of Palmyra, otherwise Tedmor in the Desart [Desert]
Wood, Robert
Full Leather, Gilt
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second hand - Very Good
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First Edition
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Date Published
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Rare And Unusual Books; Art; "Southwest Asian and Egyptian ("Middle Eastern") History;
20 5/8" x 14 1/8

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Arroyo Seco Books lists about 24,000 used, unusual and scarce books in all fields, including physics, art, philosophy, social science, literature, science fiction, etc. We stock modern and antiquarian prints and other art. Most items are listed in 100 catalogs titled by subject matter on this site. We purchase interesting private libraries. Member of IOBA. Contact: Stephen Clauser, 626-372-3863.


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spine label
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Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
Calf or calf hide is a common form of leather binding. Calf binding is naturally a light brown but there are ways to treat the... [more]
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [more]
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
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First Edition
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