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Uncle John by  G.J WHYTE-MELVILLE - Hardcover - 1900 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Uncle John

by WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J

Condition: Good


New York: Longmans, Green & Co, 1900. Good. Early reprint. Gilt-stamped blue cloth, top edge gilt. Illustrated by S.E. Waller. Small stamp and owner's name on front endpapers, front hinge cracked with spine cocked, dampstain on front hinge, a good only copy.




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reprint
Any printing of a book which follows the original edition. By definition, a reprint is not a first edition....[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf. A...[more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers.The cloth is stretched ove...[more]
hinge
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cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate, r...[more]
top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pag...[more]
cocked
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