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. 1872 Excerpt: ...--fibre and particle! And cork!--when the noble cork-tree shades A lovely group of Castilian maids, 'T is a thing for a song or sonnet!--iut ...
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. 1872 Excerpt: ...--fibre and particle! And cork!--when the noble cork-tree shades A lovely group of Castilian maids, 'T is a thing for a song or sonnet!--iut cork, as it stops the bottle of gin. Or bungs the beer--the small beer--in, It pierced her heart like a corking-pin, To think of startling upon it! A leg of gold--solid gold throughout, Nothing else, whether slim or stout, Should ever support her, God willing! She must--she could--she would have her whim; Her father, she turned a deaf ear to hiui--He might kill her--she didn't miud killing! He was welcome to cut off her other limb--He might cut her all off with a shilling! All other promised gifts were in vain, Golden girdle, or golden chain, She writhed with impatience more than pain, And uttered " pshaws!" and "pishes!" But a leg of gold! as she lay in bed, It danced before her--it ran in her head! It jumped with her dearest wishes! "Gold--gold--gold! O, let it be gold!" Asleep or awake that tele she told, And when she grew delirious: Till her parents resolved to grant her wish, If they melted down plate, and goblet, and dish, The ease was getting so serious. So a leg was made in a comely mould, Of gold, fine virgiir glittering gold, As solid as man could make it--Solid in foot, and calf, and shank, A prodigious sum of money it sank; In fact, 'twas a branch of the family bank, And no easy matter to break it. All sterling metal, --not half-and-half, Tho goldsmith's mark was stamped on the calf, --'T was pure as from Mexican barter! And to make it more costly, just over the knee, Where another ligature used to be. Was a circle of jewels, worth shillings to see, A new-fangled badge of the garter! 'T was a splendid, brilliant, beautiful leg, Fit for the court of Scander-Beg, That precious leg ...
Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. (USA) First American Edition Name in ink, no other markings, end papers foxed, weat to head of spine, hinges fine, Good used copy. Textured brown boards, 336pp. Miss kilmansegg and her precious leg; Sonnets and Minor Poems. (1.5 JM FO 30/5.
Small 8vo. 17cm x 11.5cm x 3.8cm. pp.10/388. Preface states that this is a collection of "Mr. Hood's Serious Poems..." Original blind-stamped decorated green cloth, with gilt titles to a smooth spine. Edges lightly rubbed. Clean text throughout. G+.
Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Published by Edward Moxon, in 1851. Hardback without Dust jacket: Used but in Good Condition for sensible price. Spine is tanned. Board edges are tanned a little less. There is an ex-libris plate to inside of back cover. Some light pencil landscape drawings to insides of both covers and past downs, that can easily be erased if wanted.
Foster, Birket. Very Good. DEC 036877 1872. All 22 steel engravings are present. Solid brown cloth hard cover, decorated with bright gilt titling and patterns also blue and black in the patterns, boards and decorations with only mild wear and soiling. Colors on spine faded a bit. Interior with light scattered foxing. Gold fore edges.
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