Excerpt: ... what d'ye want thin to paint Putney on ye'r bus, if ye don't GO to Putney?" said the lady. "We DO go to Putney," said the conductor. "Thin why did ye put me out here?" "I didn't put you out, yer got out." "Shure, didn't the gintleman in the corner tell me I was comin' further away from Putney ivery minit?" "Wal, and so yer was." "Thin ...Read MoreExcerpt: ... what d'ye want thin to paint Putney on ye'r bus, if ye don't GO to Putney?" said the lady. "We DO go to Putney," said the conductor. "Thin why did ye put me out here?" "I didn't put you out, yer got out." "Shure, didn't the gintleman in the corner tell me I was comin' further away from Putney ivery minit?" "Wal, and so yer was." "Thin whoy didn't you tell me?" "How was I to know yer wanted to go to Putney? Yer sings out Putney, and I stops and in yer jumps." "And for what d'ye think I called out Putney thin?" "'Cause it's my name, or rayther the bus's name. This 'ere IS a Putney." "How can it be a Putney whin it isn't goin' to Putney, ye gomerhawk?" "Ain't you an Hirishwoman?" retorted the conductor. "Course yer are. But yer aren't always goin' to Ireland. We're goin' to Putney in time, only we're a-going to Liverpool Street fust. 'Igher up, Jim." The bus moved on, and I was about cross the road, when a man, muttering savagely to himself, walked into me. He would have swept past me had I not, recognizing him, arrested him. It was my friend BRead Less
Good with no dust jacket. Front hinge broken, covers olive w/ light decor. and gilt lettering, spine dulled, front cover gilt bright, covers a bit rubbed w/ corners bumped and wear to extremities of spine.
None. Fair. No Jacket. First line: " 'Now, which would you advise, dear? ' " Book is in fair condition with edgewear, foxing, cracked hinges, fraying to the edges, tanned spine, removed front endpaper, rubbing, and some page stains. 333 pages, 7.5 x 5.
Very Good. Essays. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Essays on making ones way in the world with humor. This book is in very good condition. The interior is clean and baright. There is a gift inscription on the first page and there is a "25" written at the top corner in black felt tip pen.
Good. Spine is faded, lettering, 'tho no longer bright, is readily legible. Book is cocked but hinges are sound. Minor wear and soil on the sound binding. Moderate edge soil. The endpaper covering the front hinge is cracked, but hinge is sound. Minor endpaper foxing. Very minor, occasional foxing along the fore edge, else contents are clean, unworn.; 7-5/8" Tall, 360 + publisher's ads. Green cloth, gold spine lettering. HUMOR. Twelve "Second Thoughts, " by the author of THREE MEN IN A BOAT, such as: On the disadvantage of not gettng what one wants; On the delights and benefits of slavery; On the care and management of women; On the nobility of ourself; On the motherliness of man; etc.
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