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Near Fine in Very Good + jacket. 557 pp. A near fine copy in green cloth. Light sheflwear. Dust jacket is very good+ with rubbing to spine ends, corners, one or two small scratches. P.O. inked signature on flyleaf. Contents clean with bright, unmarked text.
Very Good + Dustjacket Very Good. Ex-Library. 10" Tall By 7 1/2" Wide. EX-LIBRARY with a few small library stamps to prelims. Front endpaper pasted to inside of front board. 557 pages. Light wear/rubbing to edges & corners of dustjacket which is price-clipped. Tape marks to boards o/w binding is very clean. Page-edges slightly greyed o/w contents very clean.
FINE in Near Fine Dustjacket. VERY HEAVY! ! Extra shipping necessary. FINE set of volumes. Dustjackets near fine. Very slight wear along edges, a few very tiny creases to DJ spine edges. DJ flaps taped to endpapers, sometimes sticking to free endpaper as well. A light smudge about three inches long to bottom edge of volume five only. Otherwise no markings at all. Bright gilt lettering and four gilt ruled bars to spine, deep forest green buckram cloth-covered boards. All volumes very clean, bright, tight. Perhaps unread. Protective plastic covering over DJs of all volumes. A lovely set! "A six-volume work of literary exploration by more than one hundred distinguished scholars and critics in Western and Eastern Europe and North America. The theme of these volumes is the relationship between literature and the cultural forces out of which it emerges; the materials are the primary sources of literature--society, language (including the rise of national literary languages), ideas and ideologies, aesthetic conventions--and the ways in which these have interacted in different cultures and at different periods of history. The work offers at once an investigation of the writer and his world and an insight into the aspirations of civilized man from classical times to the present, " (front flap). The editors are both professors at the University of Sussex; one in English, the other Comparative Literature.
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