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The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 1st Edition HB DJ

The Lovely Bones Alice Sebold 1st Edition HB DJ

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The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Little, Brown, 2002, 1st printing with full number line. First edition hardcover book in good+/VG- condition. The corners are sharp. The spine titles are clear and bright. The spine ends are a little bumped and show some shelving wear. The spine is a little slanted. A previous owners name is written in ink on the first page. The dustjacket is in VG- condition. It is not price-clipped ($21.95) and is bright and stiff with some small scratches and light rubbing. There is a little wear at the edges but no chips or tears.


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