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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...dice are in the next room.--Charles, you'll join us when you have finished your business with the gentlemen? Chas. Surf. I ...
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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...dice are in the next room.--Charles, you'll join us when you have finished your business with the gentlemen? Chas. Surf. I will! I will!--Exeunt Sir Harry Bumper and Gentlemen; Careless following. Careless! Care. Returning. Well! Chas. Surf. Perhaps I may want you. Care. Oh, you know I am always ready: word, note, or bond, 'tis all the same to me. Exit. Mos. Sir, this is Mr. Premium, a gentleman of the strictest honour and secrecy; and always performs what he undertakes. Mr. Premium, this is Chas. Surf. Psha! have done. Sir, my friend Moses is a very honest fellow, but a little slow at expression: he'll be an hour giving us our titles. Mr. Premium, the plain state of the matter is this: I am an extravagant young fellow who wants to borrow money; you I take to be a prudent old fellow, who have got money to lend. I am blockhead enough to give fifty per cent, sooner than not have it; and you, I presume, are rogue enough to take a hundred if you can get it. Now, sir, you see we are acquainted at once, and may proceed to business without farther ceremony. Sir Oliv. Exceeding frank, upon my word. I see, sir, you are not a man of many compliments. Chas. Surf. Oh, no, sir! plain dealing in business I always think best. Sir Oliv. Sir, I like you the better for it. However, you are mistaken in one thing; I have no money to lend, but I believe I could procure some of a friend; but then he's an unconscionable dog. Isn't he, Moses? And must sell stock to accommodate you. MugJnThjMflses? Mos. Yes, indeed! You know I always speak the truth, and scorn to tell a lie! Chas. Surf. Right. People that speak truth generally do. But these are trifles, Mr. Premium. What! I know money isn't to be bought without paying for't! Sir Oliv. Well, but what security...
Boards, G. viii+563pp, b/w frontis, plainly rebound in brown paper covered boards where the half title & last page of text have been used as new endpapers. Hand written lettering piece. A reading copy. The complete plays of Sheridan including the light opera Duenna. Sheridan (1751-1816) took over at the Drury Lane Theatre after Garrick, and this edition includes Sheridan's verse to Garrick's memory.
"Bohn's Standard Library edition, 8vo, pp. ads (including front pastedown), vii & 563pp., and pp. ads (including back pastedown), steel engraved frontispiece portrait; in the original green blindstamped cloth, gilt spine, extremities worn, covers scuffed and rubbed, hinges cracked."
Very Good. Book A collection of the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Including an engraved frontispiece. Including a memoir of Sheridan's life by, 'G. G. S. '. Condition: In a tree-calf binding. Externally, generally smart, though with some wear to the extremities, including slight loss to the head and tail of the spine. Joints are cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Ink inscription to the front endpaper. Slight offsetting to the title page, but otherwise pages are bright and clean. Overall: GOOD.
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