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  1. RalphW

    RalphW Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    I acquired this book last week and looking at its condition I think it may be an original and not a reprint, has anyone any ideas as to how I can check its authenticity?

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    I wonder how many copies they sold of the publication - "The True History of the Lucifer Match" (Illustrated with rare engravings......) !!!
     
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    Looks to be the original 1912 publication. I don't recall it ever being reprinted.
     
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    If you look for one of the available book search sites; bookbinder.com for instance shows various ‘instant’
    reprints available but only five ( all stated as ‘good’ ) copies of the 1912 edition priced £26 to £52.

    Judging by the cover, unlikely to be reproduced like that in an ‘instant’ copy and the condition, you have
    a 1912 copy . But not a ‘good’ copy.

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