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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...that of arranging the materials in their natural order. But though little art has been used, it is hoped that some ...
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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...that of arranging the materials in their natural order. But though little art has been used, it is hoped that some entertainment may be collected from the life of a person so much talked of, and yet so little known as Nash. The history of a man who for more than fifty years presided over the pleasures of a polite kingdom, and whose life, though without any thing to surprise, was ever marked with singularity, deserves the attention of the present age; the pains he took in pursuing pleasure, and the solemnity he assumed in adjusting trifles, may one day claim the smile of posterity. At least such a history is well calculated to supply a vacant hour with innocent amusement, however it may fail to open the heart, or improve the understanding. Yet this life, how trifling soever it may appear to the inattentive, was not without its real advantages to the public. He was the first who diffused a desire of society and an easiness of address among a whole people, who were formerly censured by foreigners for a reservedness of behavior and an awkward timidity in their first approaches. He first taught a familiar intercourse among strangers at Bath and Tunbridge, which still subsists among them. That ease and open access first acquired there, our gentry brought back to the metropolis, and thus the whole kingdom by degrees became more refined by lessons originally derived from him. Had it been my design to have made this history more pleasing at the expense of truth, it had been easily performed, but I chose to describe the man as he was, not such as imagina--tion could have helped in completing his picture: he will be found to have been a weak man, governing weaker subjects, and may be considered as resembling a monarch of Cappadocia, whom Cicero...
Acceptable. 12mo. Hardcover, 1878. 558 pages, bound, with frontispiece, in green cloth with gilt signature on front and gilt lettering on spine. Spine darkened. Tissue-guard for frontispiece is moderate torn (~1.5" x 1.5"). Hinges are splitting, though still tethered. The textblock is square, and the pages are clean. Significant tearing and chipping to front free end paper. Light soiling to title page. Moderate head wear; mild chipping to foot and corners. Slight edgewear. Offered by the Antiquarian, Rare, and Collectible department of Better World Books. Your purchase benefits global literacy programs. 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
Good. Four separately bound books with dark covers with gold titles. Minor chipping; tops of spines and corners worn. Bindings are tight; 12mo 6 3/4"-7 3/4" Tall; Additional shipping charges may be requested for International orders.
Good with no dust jacket. Volume I of four; three quarter leather over marbled boards with matching endpapers and marbled edges; spinr labels gone, bit of leather gone from top of spine, various rubs and scuffs, foxing to prelims.
L1-Book cover is slightly worn, has a 2" tear on the bottom left side of the first page, has some tiny chipping and wrinkling on the side opposite the spine of some inside pages, previous owner's name and address stamped on the title page, discoloration, and shelf wear otherwise good.
Fair. No Dustjacket. 1837. 551 pages. No dust jacket. Green boards with gilt decoration and titling. Hinge is slightly cracked but pages remain firm, light tanning and foxing to end papers and text block. Top section of spine is missing, middle section is loose. Heavy rub wear with some staining, boards have moderate edge wear with corner bumping. For a more detailed description, to request a collation of the pages or for any specific queries on condition, please contact us before your purchase. Final reduction, get it while you can! !
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