Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1906 edition. Auszug: ...report on the Virginia Central had been his Baedeker; but now he saw ...
Dieses historische Buch kann zahlreiche Tippfehler und fehlende Textpassagen aufweisen. Kaufer konnen in der Regel eine kostenlose eingescannte Kopie des originalen Buches vom Verleger herunterladen (ohne Tippfehler). Ohne Indizes. Nicht dargestellt. 1906 edition. Auszug: ...report on the Virginia Central had been his Baedeker; but now he saw living pictures in lieu of mileage figures and tonnage statistics, and he could not identify the railroad of the report with the railroad over which he was travelling. In the section which Sampson Rock already saw thickly settled, with a new population profusely sweating from its strenuous new activities, Sam beheld instead a land asleep, Rip Van Winkle counties, a territory that wore an air of comatose unkemptness. Even his freely self-admitted ignorance did not make his hopes soar. The long stretches of rusty single track looked absolutely unimprovable; the potential thrift and industry of the land were utterly invisible. He marvelled at the wizard sight of his father--granting that Sampson Rock was not mistaken--which could translate the wheezing of the decrepit locomotive and the rattling of antiquated passenger-cars into fat dividends. The room for improvement was vast, but the profitableness of it, to him, who had never thought of profits, seemed akin to the money-making power of a summer lemonade-garden at the North Pole in January. Indeed, the talk of the ticker was easier to understand, and the abstractions of stock speculations seemed concrete and comprehensible beside this railroad and this country. On the sidings and way-stations the strings of empty cars suggested not freight to come, the exchange of transportation for the shippers' cash, but rather so many hearses--such was the death-stillness whenever the train stopped and the engine's asthmatic wheezing ceased. The sweating, grimy army of toilers became an occasional negro or a malarial-looking white native. He turned to Darrell for the relief of honest...
Good. First edition. Illustrated, probably by Margaret West and Troy Kinney. 394 p. Gray cloth with gilt and black decoration. Good condition. Clean text. Former owner's name on front paste down. Small mark or notation to foot, stains on back cover, small stain on front cover. Illustrated plate at pg. 92 is a little loose, missing final plate at 272. Slight lean to spine. Good condition overall. A novel by the author of the classic Reminiscences of a Stock Operator.
Good. First edition, first printing. In Good condition. Gilt stamping to front is very sharp, but lightly rubbed on spine. Lean to spine. Cloth shows edge wear. Strip of excess paper on rear board, dampstaining to rear board and spine, occasionally affecting the page gutters, toward the front. Foxing to end papers and edge of page block. Presents well.
Sampson Rock of Wall Street; A Novel
by Edwin Lefevre
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