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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...and keep now a trace here, a trace there, That puts you in mind of a place here, a place there. But with us, I believe they ...Read MoreThis 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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...and keep now a trace here, a trace there, That puts you in mind of a place here, a place there. But with us, I believe they rise out of the ground, And nowhere else, I take it, are found With the earth-tint yet so freshly embrowned: Born, no doubt, like insects which breed on The very fruit they are meant to feed on. 360 For the earth--not a use to which they don't turn it, The ore that grows in the mountain's womb, Or the sand in the pits like a honeycomb, They sift and soften it, bake it and burn it---. Whether they weld you, for instance, a snaflle WM With side-bars never a brute can baflle; Or a lock that 's a puzzle of wards within wards; Or, if your colt's fore-foot inclines to curve inwards, Horseshoes they hammer which turn on a swivel And won't allow the hoof to shrivel. 370 Then they cast bells like the shell of the winkle That keep a stout heart in the ram with their tinkle; But the sand--they pinch and pound it like otters; Commend me to Gipsy glass-makers and potters! Glasses they 'll blow you, crystal-clear, Where just a faint cloud of rose shall appear, As if in pure water you dropped and let die A bruised black-blooded mulberry; And that other sort, their crowning pride, With long white threads distinct inside, 380 Like the lake-flower's fibrous roots which dangle Loose such a length and never tangle, Where the bold sword-lily cuts the clear waters, And the cup-lily couches with all the white daughters: Such are the works they put their hand to, The uses they turn and twist iron and sand to. And these made the troop, which our Duke saw sally Toward his 'castle from out of the valley, Men and women, like new-hatched spiders, Come out with the morning to greet our riders. 390...Read Less
Illustration on Frontispiece. VERY GOOD. NO DUST JACKET. 4'' By 6" Maroon cloth over flexible boards wtih elaborate gilt down spine strip and gilt decoration with author's name at center of front cover; top edge gilt; little to no wear to covers; gilt bright; from the author's revised text; small decorative bookseller label from era on rear fixed endpaper; owner's name on front endpaper; pages clean; joint exposed at half title page; binding sound.
Good with no dust jacket. Several collections of Browning's poetry in one volume, uniform with other volumes of his work, Edited with intro and notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke, B&W frontis. w/ tissue guard, tissue guard torn but present, p-o's names on ffep, fowing to margins of first few leaves, o/w contents clean, maroon covers with gilt decoration and lettering, teg, covers sl rubbed + to VG, Offered by Yankee PEddler Bookshop serving book seekers 40+ years, Book is in Williamson.
Near Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. xix, 405 pp. Volume 4 only. Bound in green leather with gilt decorations and titles, and gilt upper page edges. The covers are slightly scuffed at the extremities, and the spine is faded from being shelved in the sunlight. The binding is tight and the text is clean.
Good. Good hardcover. No DJ. ORIGINAL 1898 EDITION. Pages are clean and unmarked. Covers show light edge wear with rubbing and stain spots. Minor bubbling. Hinge cracked but binding intact. Previous owner's bookplate on end paper.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
New. pp. 432. Pages 432 It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back (1898 ). Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.
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