This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX HE sun had gone to rest. Workmen trooped in boisterous crowds to their homes; a calm fell upon the city. The ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX HE sun had gone to rest. Workmen trooped in boisterous crowds to their homes; a calm fell upon the city. The princess and her friend were in the newly finished portico, discussing multitudinous projects. They sat overlooking the sea, whose waves broke with unwonted violence against the foundations of that wonderful structure. A veil of twilight was falling; the full moon rose up grandly over mountain tops in the East. The young lady found herself in excellent humour. Her companion, on the other hand, seemed to be more preoccupied than usual. Suddenly he said: "The key, princess." "I know. You have often asked me to take it from him. So I will." "You could have it this very moment, if you cared to ask for it." He added, tentatively: " No harm, by the way, in giving pleasure to that old man. It is ever so long since you have seen him. And you are the only person to whom he would give it." Bother the old man, thought the princess. "Therefore ask, and it is yours." Tomorrow, tomorrow, she thought. "Tomorrow may never come," observed the Greek, as though in answer to her unspoken words. "Tonight, then. I promise." Even while uttering those words, she meant to break her promise. Much as she liked to oblige her friend, she had already made up her mind not to visit the palace, and this, in spite of another undertaking she had given her mother to appear in the course of that very evening. Why? She knew not why. Sheer wrongness: wrongness and pride! It was not those dancers from the far East who had just arrived and were to present an exhibition of their skill at her tower tonight; such folks often came nowadays, and she could have made arrangements for their performance to take place at any hour she pleased. No. Something else had...
Very Good. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 250 pages, grey cloth. A very good, hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear and exterior rubbing; hinges and binding sturdy, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket. The coming of Christianity and the final days of the Druids. The story of Lyonesse.
Good. No dust jacket. 1930. 250 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth with gray lettering. Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks with missing front endpaper. Occasional chipping along page edges. Moderate bumping, rubbing and scuffing to spine ends and to corners with moderate rubbing, scuffing and wear along edges and over surfaces. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1471949415NAT (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
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