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The Man Who Loves Giants; An Artist among Elephants and Engines [Signed] by  David Shepherd - Signed First Edition - 1981 - from Little Stour Books PBFA and Biblio.co.uk

The Man Who Loves Giants; An Artist among Elephants and Engines [Signed]

by Shepherd, David

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Published by David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd., Newton Abbot, Devon First Edition Fourth Impression 1981. Devon 1981., 1981. First edition hard back binding in publisher's original airforce blue paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9½'' x 6¼''. Contains 164 printed pages of text with colour and monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Just a little wear to the spine ends and edges. Near Fine condition book in near Fine condition colour photographic dust wrapper with minimal wear to the edges, not price clipped. SIGNED by the Author to the title page 'Best wishes David Shepherd'. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0715370529


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