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    Dick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). Pages from an Adventurous Life. London: [circa 1907]. The Club Edition, signed and numbered.
    Dick Donovan (pseudonym of J. E. Preston Muddock). Pages from an Adventurous Life. London: T. Werner Laurie, [circa 1907]. The Club Edition, limited to 150 numbered copies, of with this is No. 40, signed by the author. Octavo. [2, inserted limitation leaf], xvi, 351, [1] pages. Portrait frontispiece and thirty additional illustrations on nineteen leaves of plates. Publisher's white cloth, spine and front lettered in gilt; top edge gilt. Backstrip dulled with a moderate amount of soiling and some light rubbing to lettering; spine ends pushed, with wear starting at foot and short split fraying at head of rear joint; boards rubbed (with slight loss to lettering at front) and soiled, especially toward edges; corners tapped, with cloth starting to fray. Text block slightly dulled; gilding tarnished; some untrimmed page edges starting to soften at fore-edge; rubbing toward corner at bottom edge; small, faint spots of foxing and soiling scattered occasionally throughout text block; penciled note to front pastedown, partially effaced; green ribbon placeholder frayed at top. Still, a very good copy.

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