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A Pictorial History Of The American Carnival
Volumes I & 2
Two Volumes in One
By Joe McKennon
Published by Carnival Publishers of Sarasota; Sarasota, Florida. Third Printing. November 1972. Signed.
Hardcover. Dustjacket. Heavy 4to (11 1/4" X 9"). 208 & 192 pages. Illustrated.
See last two pictures for Tables of Contents.
With special illustrated page/info sheet laid-in.
Inscribed and signed by Joe McKennon on front endpage (see pictures).
Please note that this book came from a local estate and I have no way of verifying the authenticity of this signature. However, after comparing it with examples found online, it certainly looks like the real thing to me.
Non-price-clipped dustjacket is in Fair condition. It is intact and solid but suffers from some staining, scuffing, sunning/fading to spine, and chipping/tearing around the edges. I've placed it in a Brodart protective cover.
External: Moderate shelfwear and light soiling/staining to spine and covers. A couple small stains on top page edges.
Internal: Binding is tight and all pages are intact and very clean with light staining on endpages.
Condition of book is Good+.
Full refund if book is not as described.
Free USPS Media Mail (Bookrate) shipping within USA.
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