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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... From the first moment that the couriers of that august establishment came to paste their enormous placards on the walls, ...
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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ... From the first moment that the couriers of that august establishment came to paste their enormous placards on the walls, down to the sad morning when the caravans left the market-place, Winnie and I and Rhona Boswell had talked "Wombwell." It was not merely that the large pictures of the wild animals in action, the more than brassy sound of the cracked brass band, delighted our eyes and ears. Our olfactories also were charmed. The mousy scent of the animals mixed with the scent of sawdust, which to adults was so objectionable, was characterised by us as delicious. All these Wombwell delights came back to me as we entered Jamrach's, and for a time the picture of Winifred prevented my seeing the famous shop. When this passed I saw that the walls of the large room were covered from top to bottom with cages, some of them full of wonderful or beautiful birds, and others full of evil-faced, screeching monkeys. While D'Arcy was amusing himself with a blue-faced ribnosed baboon, I asked Mr. Jamrach, an extremely intelligent man, about the singing girl and the Welsh air. But he could tell me nothing, and evidently thought I had been hoaxed. In a small case by itself was a beautiful jewelled cross, which attracted D'Arcy's attention very much. "This is not much in your line," he said to Jamrach. "This is European." "It came to me from Morocco," said Jamrach, "and it was no doubt taken by a Morocco pirate from some Venetian captive." "It is a diamond and ruby cross," said D'Arcy, "but mixed with the rubies there are beryls. I am at this moment describing a beryl in some verses. The setting of the stones is surely quite peculiar." "Yes," said Jamrach. "It is the curiosity of the setting more than the value of the gems which caused it to be sent to...
Book Good + No Dustjacket. World Classics No. LII. 6" Tall. xxiii + 509 pages incl two appendices + 8 page World's Classics catalogue. Book has clean green binding with gilt titles & decoration to spine. Some wear to spine-ends & boards' corners. Light surface wear to binding. Light forward lean to book. Ink name to flyleaf. Page-edges lightly yellowed. Contents clean.
Very Good. Dustjacket Good. World Classics 52. 6" Tall. 509 pages of index etc, . Pocket-sized book. Age-darkened red dustjacket with some small nicks & wear. Clean dark blue binding. Gilt titles to spine. Light wear to spine-ends & boards' corners. Light yellowing to page-edges o/w contents very clean.
Used-Acceptable. Fair hardback in green cloth. The World's Classics, no. LII (52), reprint with 2 appendices. Ribbon page-marker present; binding tight; green cloth discoloured, with small loss on front board; gilt on spine dull & worn.
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