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O
WOOD ENGRAVINGS FROM LA VIDA BREVE.
The Rocket Press, Blewbury, Oxfordshire. ND. 1991. SIGNED LIMITED EDITION. (9.2 x 6.3 inches). One of only 40 copies, numbered and signed by the artist on the colophon. 24 wood engravings by O'Connor printed from the original blocks, on hand made Zerkel paper, in blue, brick red, brown and green, each one either signed or initialled by O'Connor. The folded title and colophon pages and all 24 loose sheets are housed in a green paper chemise within a beige cloth covered portfolio folder with a green printed wood engraving to the front panel. The engravings were originally commissioned by Hal Cheetham for his private printed volume entitled 'La Vida Breve' which was issued in 1991. O'Connor attended the Royal College of Art during the 1930's where his teachers included Eric Ravilious, John Nash and Robert Austin. Each of them influenced him, but it was from Ravilious that he learned his great love of wood engraving.
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Book number: 8506
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 277.75 US$ 327.78 | JP¥ 37088]

 
COOK. CAPT. JAMES. ; ANDERSON. G. W. ABRIDGES.
VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK F. R. S. By Royal Authority, Containing the Whole of His Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy Etc. With Memoirs of His Life, and Particulars Relative to His Unfortunate Death. Embellished with engravings.
J. Robins & Co. Albion Press. London. 1822. 4to. (11 x 8.7 inches). viii,799pp, + Directions to the Binder/ publishers advert leaf. Fourteen full page engravings, including a portrait frontis and the Death of Cook, plus 4 vignettes. Complete. Text printed in double column. Some page corners creased and page edges a bit browned but overall a very good copy. Bound in contemporary full brown calf boards with later (probably early twentieth century) re-spine of Burgundy calf with raised bands, each with gilt decorative roll. Compartments double ruled in gilt. Brown morocco label, gilt. Edges and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Previous owners armorial bookplate on the front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.
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Book number: 8880
GBP 750.00 [Appr.: EURO 833 US$ 983.35 | JP¥ 111264]

 
SMITH. ADAM.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS.
T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies. London.,1802. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo.(8.7 x 5.6 inches). The tenth edition. Finely bound, without the half titles in recent bindings of full panelled sprinkled brown calf. Spines with five raised bands, ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with blind double ruled panels with lighter brown frames. Floral corner pieces. Double blind ruled borders on boards. A very good set in attractive leather bindings.:
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Book number: 6980
GBP 1650.00 [Appr.: EURO 1832.25 US$ 2163.36 | JP¥ 244781]

 
SMITH. ADAM.
AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. With a life of the Author, Also a view of the doctrine of Smith, compared with that of the French Economists; with a method of facilitating the study of his works; from the French of M. Garnier.
Printed for William Allason and J. Maynard. London, and W. Blair. Edinburgh. 1819. THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 inches). Some minor browning to the first and last couple of leaves of each volume otherwise very good copies bound, without the half titles, in fine recent bindings of contemporary style full sprinkled antique style brown calf. The spines with five raised bands, compartments ruled in gilt. Red title labels, gilt. Boards with floral roll borders in gilt. All edges marbled. Generally this is a very good, tight set in attractive bindings.
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Book number: 8683
GBP 1250.00 [Appr.: EURO 1388 US$ 1638.91 | JP¥ 185440]

 
AESOP. ; L'ESTRANGE, SIR ROGER.
FABLES, OF AESOP. And Other Eminent Mythologists with Morals and Reflections.
Printed for R. Sare, T. Sawbridge, B. Took, M. Gillyflower, A.&J. Churchill, and J. Hindmarsh. London. 1692. FIRST L'ESTRANGE EDITION. Tall Quarto. (13 x 8.5 inches). Erratic pagination, but the text is complete. --- Portrait frontis of L'estrange, by Roger White after Geoffrey Kneller, Title page, viii (Preface), viii (Alphabetical table), Illustration of Aesop, 28 (Life of Aesop), 1-144, 137-306, 319-480pp. --- Some minor browning to a few leaves and the last couple of dozens leaves with a light damp stain to the top of the page, but generally a nice copy with good margins. Bound in contemporary full brown calf. Spine has been expertly relaid, with raised bands and original red title label, lettered in gilt, and new free endpapers, and mottled boards, which have been professionally and neatly repaired to corners and edges. Boards with double blind ruled borders. Early previous owner's engraved bookplate, with book number, on the front paste down endpaper. Minor rubbing to leather and some minor bumping to edges but overall a very good copy of this classic work. -- Wing: A706.
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Book number: 9620
GBP 1100.00 [Appr.: EURO 1221.5 US$ 1442.24 | JP¥ 163188]

 
CHRISTIE. AGATHA.
TOWARDS ZERO.
Collins. The Crime Club. London.,1944. FIRST EDITION. A bright, clean copy in publishers light red cloth with black lettering to the spine. Very good dustwrapper with one small chip to the bottom front hinge and a couple of closed tears, without loss, to the top but overall bright and tidy example of this wartime volume.:.
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Book number: 7459
GBP 650.00 [Appr.: EURO 721.75 US$ 852.23 | JP¥ 96429]

 
EINSTEIN. ALBERT.
RELATIVITY. The Special and the General Theory. A popular exposition. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. D.Sc.
Methuen & co. Ltd. London. 1920. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.2 inches). Portrait frontis and five line diagrams within the text. 8pp publishers adverts at back of book. Internally a very good, clean and bright copy in publishers original red cloth with blind stamped lettering to front board, within a blind ruled border, and gilt lettering and ruling to spine. Spine lettering is dulled and the cloth uniformly faded and the corners a bit bumped and extremities a little rubbed. Cracking to the inner hinges but firm and sound. Overall a very good clean copy. ---- This important translation, apart from being the first English edition, also contains new text written by Einstein specially for this edition; Appendix III, The Experimental Confirmation of the General Theory of Relativity.
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Book number: 9710
GBP 850.00 [Appr.: EURO 944 US$ 1114.46 | JP¥ 126100]

 
POPE. ALEXANDER.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. An heroi-comical poem.In five canto's.
Bernard Lintott.London. 1714. FIRST COMPLETE EDITION.8vo.(7.4 x 4.4 inches).Illustrated with Frontis and five full page plates by Du Guernier,after Du Bose.Title page printed in red and black.A coule of leaves with small light marks but overall a very good copy in contemporary mottled sheep.Rebacked to style.Red label,gilt.Spine decorated in gilt.Leather bookplate of Peter Murray Hill on front paste down.First Edition of The Rape of the Lock in its full form and as a separate piece; the masterpiece of Pope's earlier period, his authorship acknowledged for the first time on the title.A two-canto earlier version had been anonymously printed in Bernard Lintot's Miscellany,1712.-----Griffith 29.Ashley IV, p.8.Rothschild 1570.
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Book number: 5913
GBP 3850.00 [Appr.: EURO 4275 US$ 5047.85 | JP¥ 571157]

 
POPE. ALEXANDER.
THE RAPE OF THE LOCK. An heroi-comical poem. Adorned with plates.
Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. for F. J. Du Roveray. London.,1801. Reprint of 1798 Illustrated edition. 8vo.(7 x 4.5 inches). Beautifully illustrated with copper engraved frontis and five full page plates by Stothard, Fuseli, Burney & Hamilton. Engraved by Bartolozzi, Bromley, Holloway, Neagle & Smith. A clean and fresh copy in fine twentieth century binding of quarter brick morocco. Spine triple ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Beige cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. A lovely bright copy of this lovely edition.:
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Book number: 7697
GBP 175.00 [Appr.: EURO 194.5 US$ 229.45 | JP¥ 25962]

 
POPE.ALEXANDER.
THE WORKS.
C.Bathurst,W.Strahan,J and F.Rivington......London.,1770. NINE VOLUMES.8vo.Illustrated with 24 copper engravings.Very good bright set bound in contemporary full tan calf,spines ruled in gilt.Each volume with red morocco title lebel,decorated and lettered in gilt.Some rubbing to most volumes and a few hinges cracked but all still holding firm.Overall an attractive set of eighteenth century bindings.Previous owners bookplate on front paste downs.:
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Book number: 3080
GBP 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 610.75 US$ 721.12 | JP¥ 81594]

 
MUNNINGS. SIR ALFRED.
AN ARTIST'S LIFE.
Museum Press Limited. London. 1950-52. FIRST EDITIONS. 3 volumes. Large 8vo. (9.2 x 6.3 inches). All three volumes are inscribed by Munnings at time of publication, to the same man, a friend of the Publisher and buyer for a major bookselling chain. The set is fully illustrated throughout with 490 plates including photos and drawings. Publishers red cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines and gilt stamped block of Munning's autograph to each front board. Very bright near fine books in near fine dustwrappers with just a little creasing to the extremities but still bright and fresh.
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Book number: 7802
GBP 600.00 [Appr.: EURO 666.25 US$ 786.68 | JP¥ 89011]

 
TENNYSON. ALFRED.
ENOCH ARDEN, Etc.
Edward Moxon & Co. London.,1864. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.4 inches). Finely bound contemporary full red morocco binding by Zaehnsdorf. Decorative central tooling and pannelled borders blind stamped on boards. Board edges with gilt piping. Spine with five raised bands, ruled in blind. The compartments with blind tooled Fleur de Lys design and gilt lettering. Gilt inner dentelles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Previous owners neat name to title page. A lovely copy in a beautiful Victorian leather binding.:
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Book number: 8061
GBP 200.00 [Appr.: EURO 222.25 US$ 262.23 | JP¥ 29670]

 
RACKHAM. ARTHUR. ILLUSTRATES.; POE. EDGAR ALLAN.
POE'S TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION.
George G. Harrap. London.,1935. FIRST RACKHAM EDITION. 4to. Colour frontis and eleven full page colour plates, each with a printed tissue guard. 17 full page mono plates and 11 smaller line drawings throughout the text. A fine copy in a beautiful early leather binding by Bayntun Riviere. Half burgundy morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments fully gilt decorated and lettered. Burgundy cloth on boards. Marbled endpapers. Neat previous owners name, dated 1940, on endpaper. Top edge gilt. Original publishers decorated cloth front board and spine are bound in. A little foxing to a few pages at the start and end of the book but overall a bright clean copy in a highly attractive early Bayntun Riviere binding.:
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Book number: 7761
GBP 875.00 [Appr.: EURO 971.75 US$ 1147.24 | JP¥ 129808]

 
CLARKE. HARRY. ILLUSTRATES.; POE. EDGAR ALLAN.
TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION.
Tudor Publishing Company. New York.,1936. REPRINT EDITION. Large 8vo (10.7 x 8.3 inches). Finely illustrated with 8 full colour tipped-in plates, 24 full page mono plates, decorative title page and 26 vignettes, some repeated throughout the book. Top edge with original publishers black stain, the others untrimmed. Black endpapers. A fine, clean copy in publishers black cloth. Black and gold printed onlay to the front board. Spine with gilt lettering and small publishers design. The design gilt is rubbed but the lettering is fine and bright. Remains of the rare original illustrated dustwrapper loosely inserted. Most of it present, if torn and a little creased, apart from the front inner flap, so it could be easily restored if required. Housed in the original publishers black paper covered box with colour plate onlaid to the top. The box is rubbed and a bit bumped to the edges but overall in very good condition. Overall a lovely copy of one of the most powerfull illustrated books of the early twentieth century.:
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Book number: 7968
GBP 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 499.75 US$ 590.01 | JP¥ 66759]

 
ANDERSON. J. H.
THE FRANCO GERMAN WAR. July 15 - September 1, 1870.
Hugh Rees, Ltd. London.,1911. Reprint. 8vo. (8.2 x 5.7 inches). Fifteen fold out plans and large folding map bound at the end. Finely bound in early full red calf binding. Spine with raised bands, each with gilt wavy line. Compartments fully decorated and ruled in gilt. Gren title label, gilt. Boards with double gilt ruled borders. Turn-ins with blind stamped floral design. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Gilt stamped arms of Marlborough College on front board. Prize inscription on the front free endpaper, dated December 1910. A little foxing to the outer margin on a few leaves but overall a very good copy in a fine quality binding.:
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Book number: 7152
GBP 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 105.5 US$ 124.56 | JP¥ 14093]

 
KIRKALDY. ANDRA.
FIFTY YEARS OF GOLF: MY MEMORIES. By Andra Kirkaldy of St. Andrews. Told to Clyde Foster.
T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. London. 1921. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Illustrated with 21 mono photos on 16 plates. Four pages of adverts at end of book. Neat ink stamp of Kent & Canterbury hospital on the front blank free endpaper but no other stamps or ownership marks. Some light foxing to a few pages but generally a very good, clean copy in the publishers original green cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Author's facsimile signature in gilt to the front board. Both boards with a blind stamped ruled border. Top edge trimmed, the others not and rough edged. Faint mark to the top of the fronmt board where a paper label has been carefully removed and little rubbing to the edges but overall a very good copy.
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Book number: 9046
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 150 US$ 177 | JP¥ 20028]

 
LANG. ANDREW.
BALLADS AND LYRICS OF OLD FRANCE. With Other Poems. - The Old World Series.
Thomas B Mosher. Portland, Maine. 1902. Third Mosher Edition. Limited to 925 copies on Van Gelder paper. Originally published in 1872. 8vo. (7.1 x 3.9 inches). Fine, clean copy in a fine leather binding for Hatchards of London. Contemporary full tan morocco. Spine with raised bands. Compartments double box ruled and pips in gilt. Blind ruling extending onto boards and ending with a floral device around each raised band. Gilt ruled borders, with floral corner pieces and dots on boards. Front board with title in gilt. Triple gilt ruled turn-ins. All edges gilt. Previous owners bookplate to the front paste down endpaper. Some offsetting to the blank endpapers from the leather turn-ins and the bottom corners a little bumped but overall a fine, bright copy in a highly attractive early binding.
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Book number: 9298
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 277.75 US$ 327.78 | JP¥ 37088]

 
BANNER. ANGELA.
ANT AND BEE AND THE DOCTOR. Book 11.
Kaye and Ward Ltd. London. 1971. FIRST EDITION. (4.9 x 4 inches). Illustrated in colour throughout by the Author. Original colour illustrated boards. A little rubbing to the edges but overall a very good copy but without the dustwrapper.
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Book number: 9651
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 US$ 78.67 | JP¥ 8901]

 
ANGUS. W.(ILLIAM).
THE SEATS OF THE NOBILITY AND GENTRY IN GREAT BRITAIN AND WALES. In a collection of views, engraved by W. Angus. From pictures and drawings by the most eminent artists. With descriptions of each view.
Published by W. Angus. Gwynne's Buildings, Islington. Dated 1787, but actually 1815. . Oblong 4to. (12 x 9.4 inches). A nice wide margined copy with all edges untrimmed. Illustrated with engraved title & 63 engraved views, each with a descriptive leaf of letterpress opposite. Originally issued in 1787 with just 48 views, this re-issued enlarged edition is complete with 63 plates. Good strong impressions of the engravings. In early marbled paper covered boards and with a new spine of burgundy Morocco leather with raised bands. The compartments are ruled and lettered in gilt. With the ex libris bookplate of Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary Spencer - Churchill, mounted onto the inner front board. An attractive series of views of Britain and Wales from the late 18th and early 19th centuries including the Churchill's ancestral home, Blenheim House in Oxfordshire.
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Book number: 9508
GBP 550.00 [Appr.: EURO 610.75 US$ 721.12 | JP¥ 81594]

 
BEALE. ANNE.
SIMPLICITY AND FASCINATION. Or, Guardians and Wards.
Richard Bentley. London. 1855. FIRST EDITION. 3 volumes. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.5 inches). iv,308; ii,332; ii,356pp. Bound without half titles. A bright and fresh set bound in recent half tan calf. Spines with raised bands, red titles labels, gilt. The compartments lettered, decorated and ruled in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. A bright and clean copy of this scarce title, in recent leather bindings. Not in Sadleir. Wolff 363.
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Book number: 7549
GBP 275.00 [Appr.: EURO 305.5 US$ 360.56 | JP¥ 40797]

 
ANON.
A COMPLETE COLLECTION OF PROTESTS. From the Year M.DC.XLI. (1641) to the present year M.DCCC.XXXVII. (1737).
Printed for W. Webb. London. 1737 . FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.9 x 5.1 inches). [12], 352, 351-470 [i.e. 472]p. Pagination is irregular, but the text is continuous and complete. Contemporary binding of full tan calf. Spine with raised bands. Compartments double ruled in gilt. hand written paper title label (probably 19th century) with small area of loss to the top right corner. Boards with double gilt ruled borders. Hinges cracked but still firm. Edges rubbed and bit scuffed but still a tight and well bound copy of this interesting title which describes a Collection of protests made in the House of Lords.
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Book number: 8264
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 277.75 US$ 327.78 | JP¥ 37088]

 
ANON.
A Hue and Cry After Part of a Pack of Hounds, Which broke out of Their Kennel in Westminster. To which is added, Modern Characters, By another Hand.
Printed for F. Style. London. 1739. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. 8vo. Front wrapper, ii,28pp. Lacking the half title but with the rare printed front wrapper (showing the price of Six Pence) laid down and bound in. Text complete. Top edge of pages have been cut and gilded, the others are untrimmed. Pages a bit marked and rubbed but overall a very good example. The original front wrapper has some small areas of loss to the edges and corners and has been professionally laid down. Bound in modern half red crushed morocco by C. Walters. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Compartments lettered in gilt. Boards with dark red cloth. Burgundy endpapers. Previous owners bookplate (Douglas Peter Crossman, Earl Stonham) on front pastedown endpaper. Overall a very good copy of this uncommon political satire, mocking the supporters of George II and Prince James Stuart, the Old pretender. Not in Halkett & Laing.
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Book number: 7194
GBP 135.00 [Appr.: EURO 150 US$ 177 | JP¥ 20028]

 
ANON. (KEAT. MISS. ATTRIBUTED TO).
INFANTINE COMPLAINTS; or, rather, Complaints of Infants, and hints to Mothers.
Dickinson and Son. London. 1842. FIRST, AND ONLY, EDITION. Oblong 8vo. (8.8 x 5.6 inches). Title, 2pp text, 12 full page tinted litho satirical plates illustrating "complaints" of the behaviour of children or parents, each with a leaf of humorous text opposite. The Plates with a little foxing but generally a very bright copy. Publishers brown cloth boards with gilt title to the front. Re-cased (not recently) with a replacement red cloth spine. Corners a bit bumped and rubbed but overall a very good copy of this scarce title. A search of Copac lists just four copies. The pre 1965 NUC gives the author as Miss Keats.
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Book number: 8644
GBP 225.00 [Appr.: EURO 250 US$ 295 | JP¥ 33379]

 
ANON. (GLASCOCK. WILLIAM NUGENT).
NAVAL SKETCH-BOOK. Or, The Service afloat and ashore; with characteristic reminiscences, fragments and opinions. By an Officer of Rank.
Henry Colburn. London. 1826. SECOND EDITION. TWO VOLUMES. 8vo. (8.1 x 5.2 inches). Second edition, published the same year as the first. Neat previous owner names to half title in volume one (no half title in volume two) and both title pages otherwise a clean tall and untrimmed copy bound in nineteenth century half dark blue pebble grained morocco. Spines with raised bands, each with gilt piping. Compartments double ruled and lettered in gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Some minor rubbing to edges of bindings but overall a very good bright copy. ----- An interesting series of essay on Naval subjects including Gunnery, Superstition of Seamen, Discipline, Corporal Punishment, Professional slang, and an appendix, not listed in the contents, of Naval events since the accession of George III, up to 1825 and listing Captain Franklin leaving London for the second expedition to explore the Polar regions and Captain Parry returning unsuccessful from the fourth Polar expedition after the loss of His Majesty's ship Fury, among the last entries.
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Book number: 9386
GBP 250.00 [Appr.: EURO 277.75 US$ 327.78 | JP¥ 37088]

 
ANON.
THE PRESENT STATE OF GERMANY. In two volumes.Giving an account of the Emperor and electors...The Prince of Orange...The superior nobility of the Empire....The natural History.......The civil and political state of the Empire........The moral state of the Empire........The whole brought down to the present year 1738,and interspersed with political remarks,&c.
Printed for C.Rivington.London.. 1738. FIRST EDITION.Two volumes.8vo.Fold out map by Moll opposite title page of volume 2.Frontis engraving showing the Parliament of the German Empire in volume 1.Some light foxing to the edges of some pages but generally a very good clean set bound in recent half tan calf,spines with raised bands,red and green labels,gilt.Compartments decorated with blind stamped devices.Marbled paper on boards.A very good set.The printed presentation in volume one is from the anonymous author to The Prince of Orange-Willem IV Van Oranje-Nassau.
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Book number: 4038
GBP 300.00 [Appr.: EURO 333.25 US$ 393.34 | JP¥ 44506]

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