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Thea Astley, A Descant for Gossips, rare 1960 first edition, Angus & Robertson


Author:  Thea Astley

Title:  A Descant for Gossips

Published:  1960

Publisher:  Angus and Robertson, London

Condition:  Very Good:  clean, unmarked text.  Note foxing/staining to end papers and markings to page edges (see photos).  Dust Jacket Condition:  Good:  spine sunned, jacket lightly scuffed and marked, with rubs, creases and small losses along top and bottom edges (see photos).

Quarto, cloth hard cover, first edition, original green boards with gilt-lettered spine, 265 pages, last page blank, first British printing and extremely scarce. 

Dust jacket is encased in removable protective plastic film.  

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