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JACK OF SWORDS [d14]
Thomas Barber, Jr.
|ex-ChUSFA: stamp on first inside page, page 85. MORE INFO|
Tight and square with flat spine - probably unread. Front cover shows a very faint speckling - where close contact with another book caused ink transfer / back cover shows a faint haze at bottom - of dots of ink that it picked up from another book. There is a faint stain-trace on top/bottom page blocks next to spine (1") which continues inside at the top about 1/4" - in margins only. Also affected by this are sides of front & back covers next to spine: light stain on back (see Scan #2) and as 2 scrapes or rubbed areas where ink is gone at lower left of front cover.
The Dumarest series lasted about 30 books, and I would recommend most of the early ones (particularly the Ace-Doubles) as good reading. If you're not familiar with the premise, Earl Dumarest was born on Earth, but wandered so far from it in a crowded galaxy that people in the region he is currently in think that Earth is but a legend, like "El Dorado." (The Traveller gaming system, with High and Low Passage, quicktime and basic, is loosely based on the very populated galaxy Dumarest travels in.) He picks up friends and enemies, and occaisionally a clue pointing towards Earth.