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. 1902 Excerpt: ...and if one were unreasonable enough to carp at anything in Italy it might be at the contents of such shops. For instance, after feasting ...
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. 1902 Excerpt: ...and if one were unreasonable enough to carp at anything in Italy it might be at the contents of such shops. For instance, after feasting your eyes upon the upper portion of the exterior of some quaint building you become aware of windows upon the street belonging to a botega, and still with a preoccupied mind vaguely imagining the sort of implements and utensils which would be the harmonious furnishing of such an ancient habitation, you glance at the array in the little show window. Alas, for romance! Just such meretricious and tasteless frippery, just such cheap and commonplace tinware and crockery meet the eye as fill the shelves of " the store" in an American country town. Perhaps this homogeneity is a part of progress, perhaps households which had to limit themselves to a few beautiful handwrought copper vessels now luxuriate in the convenience of unlimited tin buckets; but surely there can be no doubt that the substitution of bad imitations of our modern fashions for the suitable and beautiful national costumes once worn is a misfortune to wearers and beholders alike. In Italian towns of any size one familiar American object, one revered name, is ever present, the Singer Sewing Machine. How it is that this make occupies the field alone I cannot explain, but so it appears to be, and what is still more singular it can be had much more cheaply than in the United States. In Viterbo the agency was combined with the sale of photographs of local scenery, and as we chose a few of these I remarked to the woman in attendance: "I suppose this machine is much prized in Italy. What is it called?" " Oh, yes," she replied readily, " truly most useful, Signora; it is a Seenjery!" From the centre of business it is easy to pass to...
Good+ No Dust Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 310 pp. Original red cloth covers w/ gilt title on spine. Binding rubbed; spine sunned w/ light fraying to ends. Top edge gilt. Light toning to front blank endpapers from paper that was once laid-in (? ). Leaves untrimmed. Illust. w/ b/w plates. Contents nice.
VERY GOOD. 1901 copyright, 1903 printing. Rather nice condition. This is a red cloth hardcover with gold lettering and design on cover; gilded upper page edges other page edges rough cut; many b&w photos; 309pp. Cover has slight wear; spine moderately faded but gold lettering quite legible. Binding slightly split prior to title page but still held securely. Light foxing on endpapers. No marks or writing. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING WITHIN USA. OVERSEAS ORDERS-FREE UPGRADE TO PRIORITY ENVELOPE.
Near Fine in no jacket. The book is clean, straight, and tight-no dust jacket. Original red cloth binding with gilt spine titles and front decoration. The inside paper covering of the hinge is partially cut, but the actual hinge is solid. Travel in Italy at the turn of the century-generously illustrated with photographs. Slightly rounded corners and some sunning to the back cover.
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