This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...but more than his Green, equal in his hold on the popular mind, as was shown in the intense and general enthusiasm evinced over his ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...but more than his Green, equal in his hold on the popular mind, as was shown in the intense and general enthusiasm evinced over his grave. The funeral, according to Dickens's urgent and express desire in his will, was strictly private. It took place at an early hour in the summer morning, the grave having been dug in secret the night before, and the vast solitary space of the Abbey was occupied only by the small band of the mourners and the Abbey Clergy, who, without any music except the occasional peal of the organ, read the funeral service. For days the spot was visited by thousands; many were the flowers strewn upon it by unknown hands, many were the tears shed by the poorer visitors. He rests beside Sheridan, Garrick, and Henderson. In the same transept, close by the bust of Camden and Casaubon, lie in the same grave Grote and Thirlwall, both scholars together at Charterhouse, both historians of Greece, the philosophic statesman and the judicial theologian. The dramatists, who complete the roll of the writers of the eighteenth century, throw us back on another succession of notables whose entrance into the Abbey is itself siernifi., The Actors. cant, from the contrast which it brings out between the French and the English Church in reference to the stage. In France 4 the sacraments were denied to actors who refused to 'repudiate their profession,1 and their burial was the burial 'of a dog. Among these was the beautiful and gifted Le 'Couvreur. She died without having abjured the profession 'she had adorned, and she was buried in a field for cattle 'on the banks of the Seine.... Moliere was the object of 'especial denunciation; and when he died, it was with extreme 'difficulty that permission could be obtained to bury him in 'consecrated...Read Less
Good+ Used hardcover with no dust jacket. moderate shelfwear; corners/edges are mildly bumped and rubbed. binding has a light break starting at the front gutter and a mild split beginning at top end of rear gutter with webbing mildly shown, binding and pages remain straight and intact with rear board still sound. light foxing to contents page and previous owner's name in ink on title page with no marks to interior text. boards are mildly scuffed and worn with mild smudging along book spine yet gilt title block remains clean and legible. deckled page edges are mildly bumped in and moderately scuffed and dirty.; 540 pages.
Poor. NDJ. Non-fiction. Sm8vo. Three hardback volumes showing their 125+ years of age. Yes, the bindings are tight but with plenty of edgewear. An illustration facing p 119 in Vol 1 is unattached. Minor chipping on outer boards & foxing on inner boards. Still, a good value at $15 for the three volume set.
Very Good in Very Good+ jacket. Book Illustrated edition in original linen jacket with rubbing. Long ink notes to front endpaper, and what appears to be a church bulletin from Westminster from 1912 tipped in.
Good. Two Volumes; Burgundy cloth covers with gold stamped title and illustration on cover; no jacket; covers have minor to medium wear with heaviest wear to edges and corners; Ex library with typical stamps and markings, otherwise interior is clean and unmarked; weak hinges at front end paper of volume I and rear end paper of volume II; pages are uncut; 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; 335 + 422 pgs.
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