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John Alexander Ewart
The Story of a Soldier's Life Vol I & II
Sampson Low, 1881. Hardcover. Acceptable. 1881. No dust jacket. Red cloth boards with gilt decoration and lettering. Volumes I & II. Pages of both volumes are rough cut and moderately tanned and foxed, with some thumb marks. Service number of previous owner is inscribed to both pastedowns. Both books hinges are cracked. Frontis piece in both books are detached. Pages 323-334 are loose in volume I. Front endpaper of vol. II is missing, with a pencil inscription to title page and a small pencil inscription to last page. Rear endpaper is loose. Boards of both volumes are moderately rub worn with some noticeable shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are bumped and a little frayed and spine ends are crushed, with some small splits and chips. With some tanning to spine and edges. Vol. I is more noticeably discoloured than the other. with small splits to the spine ends of vol, I. Small ink marks water spits to both volumes.
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