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Details about  War & Peace 3-in-1 book Leo Tolstoy, translated Louise Aylmer Maude OXFORD 1954

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War & Peace 3-in-1 book Leo Tolstoy, translated Louise Aylmer Maude OXFORD 1954
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25 Oct, 2014 23:04:12 BST
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Condition: Very Good : Split the cost with friends
A book that has been read and does not look new, but is in excellent condition. No obvious damage to the book cover, with the dust jacket (if applicable) included for hard covers. No missing or damaged pages, no creases or tears, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins. Some identifying marks on the inside cover, but this is minimal. Very little wear and tear. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
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Author: TOLSTOY Format: Hardback
Publisher: OUP Language: English
Subject: Classics Date of Publication: 1954
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War & Peace 3-in-1 book Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude OXFORD 1954

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Louise & Aylmer Maude Introduction by Aylmer Maude

Fairly thick book was published by Oxford University Press in 1954 and is item # 233 in its World Classics series (first published in this form in 1941). It contains all three books in one volume being printed on india paper (it contains xxvi + 564+564+563 pages. It would be really thick if on standard paper stock!).

The maroon boards are clean but a little dulled with fading to the spine. The free end papers are quite heavily browned and front inner hinge (at title page) is slightly cracked – contents are clean and tight with previous owner’s name on first title page and couple of small marks on main title page.


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I never sell brand new books, as they are all purchased ?second hand?, but many are in almost untouched condition and will have no inscriptions, so these I rate as ?Mint?.
Near Fine
Book shows little, if any signs, of wear ? probably nothing more than minor rubbing of faces of book or the dust wrapper (where applicable). There may also be a previous owner's name and/or inscription (or ex-libris label) near the front of the book.
Very Good
May show light shelf wear to the cover or wrapper, with some minor edge wear to wrapper but often appears to have had little use. It may have a previous owner's name and/or inscription or ex-libris label to the front of book, but no other markings. Older books, and some newer ones that have been printed on poor quality paper stock, are likely to have some foxing (brown spotting) and yellowing of page borders. Occasionally, there may be minor
Shows it has had moderate use and shelf wear, with the odd spot or minor stain and wrapper may have small tears and chipping. It may have a previous owner's name and/or inscription to the front of book, and possibly some other minor markings or underlining of text (with the odd notation ? usually to text books).
Shows heavier use, with heavier soiling, tears, and a page may be loose or missing.
I use this category to define books acquired from public libraries that will have the odd label to the spine and a few internal library stamps, with some lacking the front free endpaper (occasionally, there may also be a card holder on the inside front cover).
Books that have come from private collections that have an ex-libris label in front will be categorised in the relevant condition sector i.e. Near Fine, Very Good, Good or Fair.

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From time-to-time I also sell items of art, such as watercolours, old litho prints and more modern limited edition prints and  as well as other, more unusual collectables (e.g. scientific instruments).

Any queries relating to this item can be resolved by contacting mike126 (at) mwelfare.plus.com

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