"[...]didn't we should go mad!" Manella knitted her black brows perplexedly. "I do not understand you"-she said-"Why do you talk nonsense about the sun? I suppose you ARE ill after all, -you have an illness of the head." He nodded with mock solemnity. "That's it! You're a wise woman, Manella! That's why I'm here. Not tubercles on the lungs, ...
"[...]didn't we should go mad!" Manella knitted her black brows perplexedly. "I do not understand you"-she said-"Why do you talk nonsense about the sun? I suppose you ARE ill after all, -you have an illness of the head." He nodded with mock solemnity. "That's it! You're a wise woman, Manella! That's why I'm here. Not tubercles on the lungs, -tubercles on the brain! Oh, those tubercles! They could never stand the Plaza!-the gaiety, the brilliancy-the-the all-too dazzling social round!..." he paused, and a gleam of even white teeth under his dark moustache gave the suggestion of a smile-"That's why I stay up here." "You make fun of the Plaza"-said Manella, biting her lips vexedly-"And of me, too. I am nothing to you!" "Absolutely nothing, dear! But why should you be any thing?" A warm flush turned her sunburnt skin to a deeper tinge. "Men are often fond of women"-she said. "Often? Oh, more than often! Too often! But what does that matter?" She twisted the ends of her rose-coloured neckerchief nervously with one hand.[...]."
Good. No Jacket. Green cloth with black lettering. There are some marks on the cover-some in a line as if water was spilled and then wiped off. Wear at upper spine and spine somewhat faded. Prev owners Christmas inscription from 1923 (lovely handwriting)
First Edition. Re-bound Ex Library book in Good Condition with usual stamps and stickers. Firm tight binding and clear content throughout. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
Bound in original green cloth ruled and lettered in black. Small 8vo, pp. 342. Subtitled" "A Romance of Our Time". First published in 1921 by Methuen in England, by Ryerson in Canada and by Doubleday, Page, in the U.S. This is thus the first Canadian edition bound from the American sheets. Trifling amount of shelf wear, 1920s bookseller's ticket on bottom of front pastedown; else clean, tight and in very good, to near fine, condition. The original dust jacket is a bit darkened at the spine, with a few spots of soiling, a bit of chipping along the top edge, and at the folds; else in good plus condition.
Very good. First Canadian Edition. Bleiler listed fantasy title of a super weapon meant to end all wars. Scarce. Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket with nickel sized abrasion to front panel affecting 'et' of 'secret' in title.
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