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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... the unfortunately sensational name furnished Mrs. Stowe with a title for a story which did not quite equal "Uncle Tom's ...
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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... the unfortunately sensational name furnished Mrs. Stowe with a title for a story which did not quite equal "Uncle Tom's Cabin" in popularity, was in reality a well-wooded and well-watered region, giving employment to hundreds of tree-fellers as vigorous and as healthy as Mr. Gladstone; but the swamps through which you splash as you enter New Orleans are dismal in reality as well as in name. For miles and miles your progress is by the side of stagnant ooking creeks and great pools of purple-brown water, fringed jy fantastic jungle which might be pollard and alder grown into strange shapes, but which may be vegetation peculiar to the 'istrict. The frogs, I should say, must have a "high old time" o it in these very moist morasses. Anon the train is engulfed Iy the forests of the swamp. The clumps of pine and cypress cluster round you, threatening baleful embraces. Most uncanny are they to look upon. It is one of the caprices of landscape gardening in the South to cut trees and shrubs into quaint and grotesque shapes, just as we in England during the Georgian era used to snip and shave and pare the yews and box trees in our gardens into whimsical forms outrageous of all the canons of good taste. Between London and Epsom, passing through Sutton, you will notice many amusing though irritating examples of this perversion in arboriculture. But they are the forces of Nature, and not the disciples of Le Notre and "Capability" Brown, that have bestowed the strangest of embellishments on the trees in the swamps about New Orleans. I was told by an American gentleman at Atlanta to " look out for the morse "--so he pronounced it--as I neared the Crescent City. I was not quite certain as to what the...
Both volumes very slightly cocked and minor spot to the rear cover of the second volume else a very good set in original green cloth over boards with gilt and black stamped spines and gilt and black stamped decorated covers. has only minimal foxing.... xix + 314 pp + 14 pp of ads + xii + 326 + 1 pp of ads, plus a number of plates with many illustrations in the text.
Good. Rebound in thick, burgundy boards with gilt spine lettering and small border decorations. 1882 edition. 2 volume set. Beautiful marbled end boards and pages. Previous owner's bookplate on both volumes' front end boards. With over 400 illustrations. Interior is clean and the binding is tight. Foxing to some pages throughout.
Large. 8vo Pict. gt. Cloth. 6th Edn. Illus. xii, 548 pp. Covers sl. worn; Library label verso f. cover; stamp on prelims and later; ink nos. on title page; shelf no. on backstrip; hinges strained; e. p's browned.
Worn condition. One board detached. Covers rubbed and scuffed with loss to spines. Content in good condition. Some foxing. 230mm x 150mm (9" x 6"). xix, 314pp; xii, 326pp + plates. 52 sepia plates + 350 b/w vignettes.
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