The Background of Asia by Lawrence H. Battistini (1951) hardcover signed book


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Lawrence H. Battistini - The Background of Asia

Tokyo: The International Division/Sophia University Press. Hardcover. 8vo. Red boards with gold lettering. 250pp., including the bibliography but excluding notes. Poor condition. The binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of the text-block from the spine. Spattering to inner covers, endpapers, and text-block edge. Cracked/fragile front hinge. Owner inscription to rear endpaper (see photos). Creasing, scratching, smudging, toning, and areas of discoloration to the inner boards, endpapers, text-block edge, and the pages of the text. The dust jacket is not priced and is in poor condition. Open tears to perimeter of jacket. Chipping to the upper/lower spine. Creasing, rubbing, scratching, toning, and areas of discoloration to all the faces of the jacket.

Warmly inscribed, signed, and dated by author on first, front-free end-page.

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