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. 1884 Excerpt: ... the wave, watches breast-high and steady From under the rock her bold sister, swum halfway already. Fortii, shall we sail there together, ...
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. 1884 Excerpt: ... the wave, watches breast-high and steady From under the rock her bold sister, swum halfway already. Fortii, shall we sail there together, and see, from the sides, Quite new rocks show their faces, new haunts where the siren abides? Shall we sail round and round them, close over the rocks, tho' unseen, That ruffle the gray glassy water to glorious green? Then scramble from splinter to splinter, reach land, and explore, On the largest, the strange square black turret with never a door, Just a loop to admit the quick lizards? Then, stand there and hear The birds' quiet singing, that tells us what life is, so clear?--The secret they sang to Ulysses when, ages ago, He heard and he knew this life's secret, I hear and I know. Ah, see! The sun breaks o'er Calvano. He strikes the great gloom And flutters it o'er the mount's summit in airy gold fume. All is over. Look out, see, the gipsy, our tinker and smith, Has arrived, set up beljows and forge, and downsquatted forthwith To his hammering under the wall there! One eye keeps aloof The urchins that itch to be putting his jews'-harp to proof, While the other, thro' locks of curled wire, is watching how sleek Shines the hog, come to share in the windfall. Chew, abbot's own cheek! All is over. Wake up and come out now, and down let us go, And see the fine things got in order at church for the show Of the Sacrament, set forth this evening. To-morrow 's the Feast Of the Rosary's Virgin, by no means of Virgins the least: As you 'll hear in the off-hand discourse which (all nature, no art) The Dominican brother, these three weeks, was getting by heart. Not a pillar nor post but is dizened with red and blue papers; s All the roof waves with ribbons, each altar a-blaze with long tapers. But the great masterpiece is the scaf...
Fine. 8vo 7.75-9.75'' tall. Nice Firm Clean copy! No handwriting, no markings. Attractive binding. Dark green cloth, elegant gold decor, all page ends gold gilt. Pages bright. Frontispiece portrait. 282 pages. From the 6th London edition ( first and second series).
Thomas McIlvaine. Good. No Jacket. This antique hardcover book is bound in green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorations on the spine and a black and gilt design on the front cover. Cover wear/soil, mostly on spine. Top page edge gilt. Owner's name on front endpaper, some pencil marks within, but most inner pages clean. Light foxing to the foredge, wear and soil. One hundred black-and-white illustrations throughout. 474 pages; approx. 5"x8".
Black/white Illlustrations. Very Good- No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" VG-in green cloth with floral patterned design in black and red, with gilt lettering; all edges gilt; floral endpapers, 8vo, 316pp. First Series & second series (from the 6th london edition). (Light shelfwear to extremities, fading and staining to bottom portion of spine tip and rear board)
Fair. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Published by SMITH ELDER in 1899, hardback (no Dust Jacket), small size, stunned (binding loose), stained, hinges cracked internally, lacks front free endpaper, dulled gilt titled spine, decorative stamp to front, TEXT CLEAN AND BRIGHT, BUT reading copy only.
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