- Hardcover: 302 pages
- Publisher: Random House; 1ST edition (1952)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1127556525
- ISBN-13: 978-1127556526
- ASIN: B0000CI9RZ
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.3 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,515,016 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Duveen Hardcover – Import, 1952
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