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. 1888 Excerpt: ... narrow parts of the way, had worn deep holes in the soft rock. A good proportion of the soil was only fit for rough pasture; and in many ...
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. 1888 Excerpt: ... narrow parts of the way, had worn deep holes in the soft rock. A good proportion of the soil was only fit for rough pasture; and in many places stones lay thick. Half an hour's ride from Tabor, numerous oaks, not high, but a pleasing contrast to the general treelessness of the country, dotted the slopes as in a park. A small valley, running north and south, separates the giant hill from those around it; and we had the village of Deburieh on the right as we passed along the low swell which joins Tabor to the northern mountains. Here the oaks grew especially strong and large, giving the landscape a delightfully English look. The steep height now rose close before us, thick with leafy scrub which left no room for ascent but by zigzagging through it in a rudely-made path, if it can be called a path. The horses found little difficulty in making their way, but it took them nearly an hour to get to the summit. The thick oak-scrub after a time grew thinner, till in some places our track was over bare rock; but the very steep western slope was much more barren than the northern by which we were going up, its surface showing hardly anything but a wilderness of Christ-thorn, scattered over the bare, weather-bleached limestone of which the whole mountain consists. The southern face is nearly naked. Seen from the north, the hill swells up like part of a great globe; from the east it is a broad cone, flattened on the top, and from the west it looks like a wedge rising above the neighbouring hills. It is in reality a long oval, with its greatest width from east to west, its flat top rising nearly 1,500 feet above the plain below.1 The top of the hill forms a long and broad plateau, about a quarter of an hour's walk each way, sinking slightly, from nearly all sides, towar...
Fair. Corners bumped. Heavy edge and shelf wear. Some underlining and marginal marks. Pages yellowed. Book number on spine. Hole on edge. Spine ends frayed. Some moisture spots and damage on cover. Page edges wrinkled.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 432 pages. No dust jacket. Beige cloth hardcover, with titling on front and spine. Lightly tanned pages, with fair tanning on fore-edge and end papers. Hinges are moderately cracked, yet pages remain tight. Presentation plate and water staining on front paste down. Boards are acceptable, fair darkening and a few spot marks on spine. Light water mark on front-right edge, with light bleaching on back-left hand edge. Light bumping on corners and spine ends.
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