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    Dorothy Bowers. Shadows Before. London: 1939. First edition.

    More Information: Dorothy Bowers. Shadows Before. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1939. First edition. Octavo. 320 pages. Publisher's full red cloth, spine stamped in gilt. Original illustrated dust jacket. Edges trimmed. Minimal shelf wear at extremities of binding; band of discoloration at base of spine; small bump to top of front board. Normal age toning to edges and interior of text block; a bit of faint spotting at bottom edge, dust-soiling to top edge. Very occasional faint thumbsoiling scattered throughout. Mild rubbing to exposed panels of jacket; edge wear, with soft creasing most pronounced at front panel, light fraying and minor paper loss at spine and flap fold ends; two tears at upper corners of front panel, each about 1.5-2" long. Very nearly fine in a near fine jacket.

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