THE COSMOS OF ARTHUR HOLLY COMPTON (SIGNED).: Arthur Holly) [edited by Marjorie Johnston]


Arthur Holly) [edited by Marjorie Johnston]

Editorial: Alfred A Knopf Inc., New York, 1967
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, Estados Unidos de America)

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Editorial: Alfred A Knopf Inc., New York

Año de publicación: 1967

Encuadernación: Blue Cloth w Silver & Gilt Ltr

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No DJ

Ejemplar firmado: By Editor

Edición: First Edition Stated (SIGNED)

Tipo de libro: Universal Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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