This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on a lower seat. He was timidly copying the goat and kids of Paul Potter. The company of such good animals consoled him a little ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...on a lower seat. He was timidly copying the goat and kids of Paul Potter. The company of such good animals consoled him a little for that of men. He was a touching sight, with the veins in his forehead swollen by his effort, exhausting himself in the handling of brushes and paint-knives, which were things too delicate for his big hairy hands made for the plow and the wine-press. Nothing could amuse him. Yet Suzanne lifted toward him her laughing face and told her funniest stories. One was an adventure of the other evening, when she had taken Ilelia's hat and cloak to go and sup with the duke. Man Dieu! how she had laughed. At the thought of it she still held her sides, careless of the stares of the public. "I wish you had been there, my little Poufaille, when I went up the stairs. They bowed to me as if I were a queen--ah, mais oui! I made myself as fine as I could and I had Helia's hat and cloak. If Phil had seen me he might have thought it was Helia. "Eh bien! quoi!" Suzanne exclaimed, interrupting herself to look at Poufaille. "What do you mean by grinding your teeth when I speak of Phil? One would say you were going to eat some one up. Phil does n 't hear us, you know; he is up there with Helia, who is posing for him in what they used to call their oasis--the garden, you know, where you wanted to grow potatoes. Oh, forgive me, my little Poufaille, I did n't wish to hurt your feelings, ' Suzanne added quickly, as she saw Poufaille clenching his fist at the remembrance of the rejected potatoes, as painful to him as the stolen share of glory. Poufaille went back to work with a heavy sigh. "Besides," Suzanne went on, "you know I 'm not so stuck on Phil myself any more, and I wish he were here, to tell him what I think of his way of acting "toward...
8vo. ix, , 486 pp. Frntsp., 50 plates. Green cloth, art nouveau decorations & illusts. in green, white & gilt, cover art by Lee Thayer of Decorative Designers (slght rubbng), VG copy. First edition of this lavishly illustrated tale of a young American painter in Paris who falls in love with a young circus performer, and later becomes successful painting the people of Fata Morgana. The author is best remembered for his illustrations of the first edition of the Phantom of the Opera.
Very good. Century Co., New York, NY, 1904. 1st Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=5.5"x8", 486pgs. Cloth nicked head/foot of spine & at fore-edge corners, o.w. a clean copy. NO ink names etc. Contents are bright. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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