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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a sort of a inlet lake that feeds a long portion of the grand canal. A promontory is formed by the meetin' of the two waters, and ...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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...a sort of a inlet lake that feeds a long portion of the grand canal. A promontory is formed by the meetin' of the two waters, and all round this point of land, risin' to a height of twenty-two feet, is a rough stun wall. This wall is a reproduction of the dangerous coast of Spain, and back on this rise of ground can be seen the Convent of La Rabida, a fac-simile, or, as you might say, a similer fact, a exact reproduction of the convent where Columbus planned out his voyage to the new world. Yes, within these walls wuz born the great and darin' scheme of Columbus--a great birth indeed; only next to us in eternal consequences to the birth in the manger. It stands jest as it ort to, a-facin' the risin' sun. A low, eight-sided cupalo surmounts the choir space inside the chapel, and above the nave rises the balcony. On three sides of a broad, open court are the lonesome cloisters in which the Monks knelt in their ceaseless prayers. The chapel floor is a little higher than the court and cloisters, and is paved with bricks. It wuz at this very convent door that Columbus arrived heartsore and weary after seven years' fruitless labor in the cause he held so clost to his heart. Seven long years that he had spent beggin' and importunin' for help to carry out his Heaven-sent visions. A livin' light shinin' in his sad eyes, and he couldn't git anybody else to see it. Almost Naked, Foot-sore, Heart-soee, He Arrived At The Convent Gate. The constant washin' of new seas on new shores, and he couldn't git anybody to hear 'em. A constant glow, prophetic and ardent, longin' to carry the religion of Christ into a new land that he knew wuz awaitin' him, but everybody else deaf and dumb to his heart-sick longin's. Oh, I thought to myself as I stood there, if that poor...Read Less
b/w Illustrations. Poor/No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Used In three quarter leather over marbled boards with matching endpapers, gilt edges; front hinge split at gutter and front board detached, spine strip detached at front gutter, chipped with loss to top (1 1/2 in. ); general wear and rubbing to extremities, a rough copy of a nice book, might be a canidate for rebinding?
Baron C. De Grimm. Good. No Jacket. 6"x8.5" Illustrated. Some pages have light soil. Foxing on page ends, innerboards, endpapers. Cover has gilt and silver lettering/decorations, edge and corner wear, front hinge is weak. 694 pages.
De Grimm, Baron C. Fair. No Jacket. Antique Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. 6.5x9. blue with gold lettering and silver dec. -illus. in b/w with drawings-694 pgs. Book is in fair condition with owner's name, foxing, discolored spine, cover soil, edge and cover wear, waterstains and browned page ends.
De Grimm, Baron C. Good. Binding is good and pages are intact and clean. Front cover is brown and silver with good lettering and is in good condition. The spine has same coloring and some spotting. The back cover is rust color and looks very worn. xi, 694 p. incl. front., illus. 23 cm. Includes Illustrations.
De Grimm, Baron C. Good. No Jacket. Antique Hard Cover. 6.5x9. blue with gold lettering and silver dec. -illus. in b/w with drawings-694 pgs. The story of Samantha at the World's Fair. Book is in good condition with tanned pages, a few small page tears, mild foxing and toning, owner's name, edgewear and soil.
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