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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... came within sight of the shore of Lake Josephine. " Shall we ask our invisible companion if he'd like to come in for a swim with ...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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... came within sight of the shore of Lake Josephine. " Shall we ask our invisible companion if he'd like to come in for a swim with us? "said I. " Why, that would be fine." So we broke through to the green and silver lake and, putting our tender feet on the sharp stones and water-covered boulders, waded out to swimming depth and we made a great splash with Napoleon's beautiful bride. And when we came but we vagabondised on the shore for the rest of the day--the three of us--lying stretched out beside a mounting red blaze of rain-washed wood. The beach was all of little mauve stones which we raked into couches. And there we lay munching hot pea-nuts and rebuilding the world on a foundation of the American Wild West. Vachel drew some more world-maps and adopted our invisible playmate as a member of the society of " astrological geographers," and we took for our emblem and device the map of the two hemispheres with the motto, " The World is My Parish." What a serene evening it was by the side of fair Josephine! A half moon rose over us at nightfall and marsh hens sped through the air in volleying groups of wings. The stars and the moon threw a silver radiance on the line of the mountain-tops and on the forests and on the dimples and lines and circles of the lake. We fell asleep and were warm and at peace. We only waked at four in the morning and then bathed before sunrise and mingled our bodies with the perfect reflections of green and grey and brown and snowy mountainsides. The sun arising grew upon us and chased wraith-like mists across the waters, and our fire, hotter than the sun, blazed on the mauve stones and baked us and dried us when we came out to it, and gave us our coffee and gave us all we needed till old Sol was radiant o'er the scene. We...Read Less
Hill, Vernon. Good. No Jacket. Book. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. xii, 279pp., ill. Ex-institutional library with call label, bookplate, withdrawal stamp, and circulation slip. Very light wear to cloth, interior clean and sound.
D. Appleton, 1922. xiii+272 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover, dark green cloth with gilt titles. Illustrated. Very Good+. Light wear spine ends and corners. Gilt is nice and bright front cover, a bit dull on the spine. Bright, tight and clean; no names, marks or tears. No dustjacket. Recounts a hiking journey the author took with poet Vachel Lindsay through the Rockies.
Good. 8vo. Hardcover, 8vo, 279 pp. Poet is Vachel Lindsay. First Edition. Toning to inside pages and end papers. Binding is loose but sound. Slight bumps to cover corners, head and tail of spine. Good.
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