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: ...with the Daily News?' fretfully, fidgeted by her movements. She is on her knees before the cupboard to which her husband had planned to ...
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: ...with the Daily News?' fretfully, fidgeted by her movements. She is on her knees before the cupboard to which her husband had planned to confide the custody of his bacon, and from which she has been unable wholly to exclude jampots and pickle-jars. She had forgotten that they were there, and the sight of them--unlikely as it would seem that such poor trifles could either add to or take aught from the sum of so great a grief--the sight of them seems to be the last drop that brims her cup. In after life it seems to her as if nothing had brought her so near self-destruction as those pickle-pots! What does she want with the Daily News? A desperate impulse seizes her. She will tell him. 'I want it in order to cut out the advertisement of our marriage, to send to' She pauses. The name sticks in her throat. With the best will in the world, she cannot pronounce it. 'To my mother?' suggests the Professor, filling up the blank conjecturally. 'I have already done so.' Belinda laughs a laugh like the one that had made her question her own sanity upstairs. 'No, not to your mother; to---to--an--acquaintance of my own!' She has found the journal now--found it in the very spot to which she herself had--as one does--unconsciously tidied it away. In an instant, as if it were printed in her own red blood, her eye has flashed upon the announcement; picked it out from the long list. Her work-basket, in which he the scissors with which she must cut it out, lies on the table at her husband's elbow. She stands quietly beside him, snipping, snipping delicately, in the gaslight. There must be no jagged edges; nothing that tells of emotion--nothing that will betray to him to whom it is to be sent that each cut of those fine, sharp scissors was into her own heart. 'I cannot think what ...
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Spine worn and somewhat chipped at both ends, corners slightly rubbed, endpapers tanned otherwise about VG-with clean text. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. Half leather lettered gilt on spine. pp 286 & 270. Marbled endpapers. Vol. 2193 in the Collection of British Authors, Tauchnitz Edition/ Copyright edition.
A Novel. 1st Ed. 3 vols. Crown 8vo. Half title present in vol. 1. Dec. devices. With 2pp. publ. advert. to rear of vol. 3. Some light browning, several gatherings protruding sl., green floral e. ps., W. Heller ink bookseller stamp to pastedowns, unglazed chintz cloth with black and white acorn design, sl. fraying to joints in part, spines chipped and browned. Sadleir 356 Calling for pale grey floral end-papers our are green. ‘Broughton ‘firsts' are not common in any state, and some seem virtually undiscoverable. ' Sadlier also notes that the Circulating libraries objected to the clinging quality of the chintz bindings and as a result they were abandoned in favour of black smooth glazed cloth. Wolff 852. ‘The first edition was of 2, 500 copies. '
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