Good+ with no dust jacket. Light foxing to preliminaries, prev owner's gift inscr; Illustrated red cloth binding. 346 pp + ads. 4th in Young America Abroad series. Fictionalized travel narrative; 12mo; 346 pages.
Fair. 346 pages; spine cloth heavily sunned and worn, beginning to separate. Boards edge-worn, corners bumped; binding loose; Optic (Adams) wrote nearly 100 novels for boys, most in short series (4-6 titles). This volume, Dikes and Ditches, is fourth in the "Young America Abroad" (first series. )
Good- Book has wear to head and tail of spine. A few spots on boards. Title page and frontispiece are starting to pull loose from binding. All other pages are firm. Pages are clean. 1871. 4.25 x 6.75 inches. 346 pages. Oliver Optic is the pseudonym for William Taylor Adam, a noted academic, author, and a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.
Good+ Hardcover with gilt stamped green cloth boards, 1870, octavo, 346pp., ornate b&w illustrations at front endpapers, otherwise not illustrated. Book good+ with rubbing and soil to boards and spine, binding just tender, text clean and unmarked. No DJ.
1896. Lee & Shepard, Boston. 1896. (FIRST SERIES). Hard Cover. Book: Very Good, in original illustrated green boards with gilt & black titles on front and spine. Illustration of a ship in gilt, black and white on front board & spine, 7.5x5. 346pp + Adverts. Tissue-guarded frontis.
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