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Keep the Home Guard Turning by  Compton Mackenzie - Hardcover - Fifth printing. - 1951 - from j. vint books (SKU: 002656)

Keep the Home Guard Turning

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Keep the Home Guard Turning

by Mackenzie, Compton

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  • very good
  • hardcover
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London: Chatto & Windus, 1951 Chatto & Windus, 1951. Very Good. Chatto & Windus, 1951. Very Good. Mackenzie (1883-1972) was an author from Scotland who wrote over 100 novels in a long career; Monarch of the Glen (1941) and Whiskey Galore (1947) are the most well known. This title is a humorous 'account of the exploits of the Home Guard on the islands of Great Todday and Little Todday.' Published in 1943, this is the stated fifth impression of the first edition. Blue cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only. Binding tight, square, and clean but has a noticeable water mark on the back board. Dust jacket is bright and clean but has been clipped, has been slightly worn at top and bottom of spine. Hinges on both front and back boards have been worn and partially separated; repairs and restorations have been made. Noticeable half-inch chip at the fore edge of the front board area. Now Brodart covered to prevent further deterioration. 214 pages.


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Keep the Home Guard Turning
Mackenzie, Compton
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Used - Very Good
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very good
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Fifth printing.
Chatto & Windus
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First Edition
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