Rats, Lice and History: A Study in Biography by Hans Zinsser (1950) hardcover book

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Hans Zinsser - Rats, Lice and History: A Study in Biography - being a study in biography, which, after twelve preliminary chapters indispensable for the preparation of the lay reader, deals with the life history of typhus fever


Boston: The Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown and Company, first published February, 1935. This copy is the 17th printing: Reprinted April, 1950. Hardcover. 8vo. Red boards with gilt lettering. 301pp. Fair condition. Binding is somewhat rolled with minor separation of textblock from spine. Speckled areas of discoloration, toning, creasing, and scratching to textblock edge/inner boards/pages of text. Discoloration, toning, and foxing to inner boards/pages of text. Damage from (previously removed tape) at upper edge of front endpaper. Text otherwise clean throughout. Dust jacket is housed in protective plastic, is not price clipped, and is in fair condition. Toning to spine. Visible wear to edges/corners/spine/inner flaps of jacket. Minor creasing with chipping to upper/lower spine.

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