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Working Copy – the major part, if not all, of the text will be complete but book will have significant faults such as major wear or large portions of the dust jacket missing. Illustrations may also be missing.
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Notes: signed by author on title page; this copy has been heavily impacted by a liquid of some sort and has damaged pages; normally it would be discarded, however as an uncommon book it is offered on the basis of being very much a working copy which may be of some benefit