"Now, which would you advise, dear? You see, with the red I shan't be able to wear my magenta hat." "Well then, why not have the grey?" "Yes-yes, I think the grey will be MORE useful." "It's a good material." "Yes, and it's a PRETTY grey. You know what I mean, dear; not a COMMON grey. Of course grey is always an UNINTERESTING colour." "Its quiet." ...
"Now, which would you advise, dear? You see, with the red I shan't be able to wear my magenta hat." "Well then, why not have the grey?" "Yes-yes, I think the grey will be MORE useful." "It's a good material." "Yes, and it's a PRETTY grey. You know what I mean, dear; not a COMMON grey. Of course grey is always an UNINTERESTING colour." "Its quiet." "And then again, what I feel about the red is that it is so warm-looking. Red makes you FEEL warm even when you're NOT warm. You know what I mean, dear!" "Well then, why not have the red? It suits you-red." "No; do you really think so?" "Well, when you've got a colour, I mean, of course!" "Yes, that is the drawback to red. No, I think, on the whole, the grey is SAFER." "Then you will take the grey, madam?" "Yes, I think I'd better; don't you, dear?" "I like it myself very much."
Good. No dust jacket. 1898. 360 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt & black lettering. Clean pages. Moderate foxing and tanning to endpapers and page edges. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Both hinges cracked, thus the boards are slack. Mild wear to spine, board edges and corners. Mild sunning to spine. Small puncture to spine. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1451909578CEB (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Good. No Jacket. A Good Copy of this Book in original dark green cloth with black title lettering to the upper cover, and gilt title to spine, inner hinge showing a little weakness with stitching showing through at join. The outer board are a little rubbed and worn. This copy has one previous owner's name to the front endpaper.8vo 361pp First Edition Size: 8vo-over 4¾"-5¾" Tall.
Very Good. A series of humorous esseys which includes; the art of making up one's mind, the delights and benefits of slavery, the care and management of women, the motherliness of man ect. There is a neat inscription on front endpaper. Book and text are clean and unmarked. A scarce limited edition.
Very Good. Book A first edition, second printing on this collection of essays by Jerome K. Jerome. A follow-up to his earlier work The Idle Thoughts of An Idle Fellow, the work contains humorous worksof such titles as The ArtofMakingUp One's Mind and Things We Meant toDo. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally smart, there is some wear to the extremities, joints and backstrip, with some strain to hinges. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are bright and clean throughout, aside from the odd spot, particularly to endpages, which also have some markings. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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