Excerpt: ...it seems as though I cannot tell what I wish as though I would desire notice I, that am nothing that ought to pass unobserved." "You, Mademoiselle," cried Nina, and for the first time a slight warmth coloring the tone of her manner, "you, Mademoiselle, the belle, the beauty, the acknowledged beauty of Florence!" "Nina! Nina!" cried ...
Excerpt: ...it seems as though I cannot tell what I wish as though I would desire notice I, that am nothing that ought to pass unobserved." "You, Mademoiselle," cried Nina, and for the first time a slight warmth coloring the tone of her manner, "you, Mademoiselle, the belle, the beauty, the acknowledged beauty of Florence!" "Nina! Nina!" cried Kate rebukingly. "I hope Mademoiselle will forgive me. I would not for the world fail in my respect," said Nina, with deep humility; "but I was only repeating what others spoke." "I am not angry, Nina, at least, not with you," said Kate, hurriedly. "With myself, indeed, I 'm scarcely quite pleased. But who could have said such a silly thing?" "Every one, Mademoiselle, every one, as they were standing beneath the terrace t' other evening. I overheard Count Labinski say it to Captain Onslow; and then my Lady took it up, and said, 'You are quite right, gentlemen; there is nothing that approaches her in beauty.'" "Nina! dear Nina!" said Kate, covering her flushed face with both hands. "The Count de Melzi was more enthusiastic than even the rest. He vowed that he had grown out of temper with his Raffaelles since he saw you." A hearty burst of laughter from Kate told that this flattery, at least, had gone too far. And now she resumed her seat at the writing-table. It was of the Splugen Pass and Como she had been writing; of the first burst of Italy upon the senses, as, crossing the High Alps, the land of the terraced vine lay stretched beneath. She tried to fall back upon the memory of that glorious scene as it broke upon her; but it was in vain. Other and far different thoughts had gained the mastery. It was no longer the calm lake, on whose mirrored surface snow-peaks and glaciers were reflected; it was not of those crags, over which the wild-fig and the olive, the oleander and the mimosa, are spreading, she could think. Other images crowded to her brain; troops of admirers were before her fancy; the hum of adulation filled...
Good. No Jacket. In forest green cloth, maroon leather spine label, gilt upper page edge; from a limited edition of 1250 sets, this being #671). In sound shape. With tissue-guarded plates by Phiz. Covers show some wear at edges, moderate corner bumping, some rubs to faces,
Fair. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Published by HUTCHINSON in 1852, hardback (no Dust Jacket), medium size, no D/W, wear to edges, slight foxing, corners bumped, titled spine, wear to head & tail of spine, illustrated frontispiece, illustrated in black & white.
Fair. AY6-Books have library markings (labels, stamping, cardholder, etc. ), cocked, wrinkling, chipping, scuffing, rubbing, bumped corners, scratches, some tears and crease, lightly soiled, bug damage, discoloration, and shelf wear. The Novels of Charles Lever. With an Introduction by Andrew Lang. The Daltons or Three Roads in Life with illustrations by Phiz. In Two Volumes. Of the limited edition of Charles Lever's novels twelve hundred-fifty sets have been printed for America. Number 991.
Phiz. Good+/ no DJ. Light brown leather spine with gilt title. 2 volumes in 1. Front board has wear at hinge, still attached to book. Light discoloration and foxing sporadically throughout book; all text still legile.
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