Edward Trelawny really did lead the life of a reckless Romantic hero, and in this autobiography he felt free to embellish upon his experience with no ...Show synopsisEdward Trelawny really did lead the life of a reckless Romantic hero, and in this autobiography he felt free to embellish upon his experience with no less brilliant abandon. Freedom to do what one chooses, no matter the cost or consequences, is the overriding theme of Adventures of a Younger Son, in which Trelawny tells of his struggle for independence from his domineering father, of his going to sea (he had fought pirates with the British Navy in the South Seas; here, though, he becomes one), and of his love for the daughter of a Greek rebel chieftain. The wonderfully exciting story Trelawny has to tell is made all the more memorable by his vigorous and unpretentious prose and gift for bold description -- qualities that contribute a gritty realism to even the most spectacular of his inventions.Hide synopsis
Description:G+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A new illustrated edition...G+ No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A new illustrated edition with an introduction by Edward Garnett. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Some staining to covers and spine otherwise text block is clean and tight; binding firm.
Description:Very Good Minus. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall Red cloth, 477pp....Very Good Minus. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall Red cloth, 477pp. Edited and introduced by William St. Clair, this work, first published in 1831, was originally thought to be an autobiography, but it's mostly fictional and something of a classic in English literature. Clean, tight, sound copy. Library discard, as is. White library labels on spine; corners slighlty bent. Bookplate on front free endpaper. Stamping and card pocket on rear free endpaper.
Description:Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Original publisher...Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Original publisher's pictorial red cloth. 8vo. Portrait frontis with tissue guard, 521pp. Illustrated. Folded facsimile of autographed letter of Trelawny. Binding soiled, worn, and front joint split at top and bottom. Spine appears to have been glued. Contents with front hinge cracked, prelims foxed. The majority of the text is clean. A fair to good working copy.
Description:Dust jacket absent with some damage and fading to the spine and...Dust jacket absent with some damage and fading to the spine and boards, including bumped corners and spine edges. Inscribed inside the front board, and on the front end-paper. Page edges are tanned and a little dusty with soiling in places. This book is beginning to show its age with usual signs of wear and damage to the binding in places. But, when considering its 1925 publication date, it is in good overall condition. GRADED COMMENSURATE WITH AGE OF BOOK DUST JACKET ABSENT Usual signs of a w.
Description:Good. No Jacket. 2 volume set, over 620 pages, introduction by...Good. No Jacket. 2 volume set, over 620 pages, introduction by H.N. Brailsford, fading to red cloth covers, page edges browned, previous owner names on prelims.
Publisher: Humphrey Milford / Oxford University Press,
Description:Very Good. Small simulated red leather hard cover with gilt...Very Good. Small simulated red leather hard cover with gilt print and design to spine and no dj. Clean tight and unmarked. Some age darkening to endpapers and light wear to spine ends, World Classics Edition. Gilt to top edge of pages, 544pp plus 8 page catalogue to classics vg/--
Publisher: E.P. Dutton and Company/J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd,
Description:Good. No Dust Jacket. Used No dust jacket. Hardcover. Edited...Good. No Dust Jacket. Used No dust jacket. Hardcover. Edited with an introduction by E. Collins. One of The Kings Treasuries of Literature series (General Editor: Sir A.T. Quiller Couch). Spine ends and leading corners are slightly worn. Endpapers are a little creased, with some light age-spotting. Faded page block with a little light age-spotting. Pages are sunned. Binding is sound and pages are tight throughout. Text is clear. AF.
Description:Good in GOOD jacket. 1974. 477 pages. Red cloth boards with...Good in GOOD jacket. 1974. 477 pages. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, illustrated jacket. Pages are clean throughout, though there are a few marks to pages 152-3. Binding in good condition with light wear to bright boards and spine. Jacket not clipped, with new price sticker. Spine ends and corners a little chipped. Board faces rubbed.
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