We were very happy-I, Rupert, Henrietta, and Baby Cecil. The only thing we found fault with in our lives was that there were so few events in them. It was particularly provoking, because we were so well prepared for events-any events. Rupert prepared us. He had found a fat old book in the garret, bound in yellow leather, at the end of which were ...Read MoreWe were very happy-I, Rupert, Henrietta, and Baby Cecil. The only thing we found fault with in our lives was that there were so few events in them. It was particularly provoking, because we were so well prepared for events-any events. Rupert prepared us. He had found a fat old book in the garret, bound in yellow leather, at the end of which were "Directions how to act with presence of mind in any emergency;" and he gave lectures out of this in the kitchen garden. Rupert was twelve years old. He was the eldest. Then came Henrietta, then I, and last of all Baby Cecil, who was only four. The day I was nine years old, Rupert came into the nursery, holding up his handsome head with the dignified air which became him so well, that I had more than once tried to put it on myself before the nursery looking-glass, and said to me, "You are quite old enough now, Charlie, to learn what to do whatever happens; so every half-holiday, when I am not playing cricket, I'll teach you presence of mind near the cucumber frame, if you're punctual. I've put up a bench."Read Less
Original mustard-orange and dark red stamped decorative cltoh, 284 pp + 4 pp illustrated ads for other of the author's titles, illustrated with plates. Hardcover, very good to near fine. Light soil on cloth, dust darkening on top edge of textblock, foxing along edges. Internally, previous owner's signature dated Christmas, 1902, another previous owner's gift inscription, 1941, old bookseller's price (in pencil), foxing on first and last few leaves, one dogear, otherwise tight, clean, paper crisp, unmarked; probably never really read. Children's; Victorian.
Andrew, John (Frontispiece by). Very good. No dust jacket. Lower spine half-inch tear. Paper age-toning. Interior clean. 284 p.; 17 cm. 4.5x6.75in. Ornately decorated brown accented embossed cover & spine designs. Gold spine title box. Maroon & cream floral small print end papers. Illustrations. Publisher ads at back. Four stories: A Great Emergency; A Very Ill-tempered Family; Our Field; Madame Liberality.
Murphy, H. D. Very Good. No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾-7¾" tall Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. "A Great Emergency, And Other Tales" from "Mrs. J. H. Ewing's Tales." Ornate red decorations on original mustard yellow cloth of spine and front board. Some black & white illustrations. 284 pages. Very hard to find.
Wheelhouse, M. V. Very Good in Good jacket. No date-circa 1910. Octavo hardback. xii, 223 pp. Colour illustrations by M. V. Wheelhouse. Place ribbon. Green pictorial cloth. Very Good condition in dust jacket. Jacket is slightly repaired (or to prevent chipping) with tape, small loss at head of spine, Good condition.
Illustrated by Wheelhouse, M.V. Good. Queen's Treasures series. Pale brown covers with cream titles and vignette. Colour frontis plus 7 colour plates. 223 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Minimal marking to covers. Spine rubbed with fading to title. Prelims slightly loose. Contents generally bright. [R]
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