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. 1904 Excerpt: ... portion which was the churchyard. Dunwich is dear to the inhabitants of Lowestoft, Beccles, and the other surrounding towns, especially to ...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. 1904 Excerpt: ... portion which was the churchyard. Dunwich is dear to the inhabitants of Lowestoft, Beccles, and the other surrounding towns, especially to the younger and more sentimental element, who, however, are interested less in its antiquities and eerieness than in its 'sweet little lanes--just room enough for two.' Even to 1866 Dunwich had a mayor and corporation, and FitzGerald alludes to 'Old Joe' the mace-bearer. At Dunwich FitzGerald often met Edwin Edwards, a London artist, who was seeking to build up his health. He always enjoyed the society of both Edwards and Mrs. Edwards, and he once lent them Little Grange for a month. When Edwards taught him Spanish dominoes, he said it would be an excellent plan for people to carry dominoes about with them in order to give 'something easy to do besides conversation.' Here too he became acquainted with that 'melancholy man, ' Charles Keene, of Punch, a friend of the Edwardses. Keene, who described FitzGerald as 'just one of our sort, very bookish, and fond of art, and delightful company, ' resembled him in being abstemious, a lover of music (Keene's weakness was the bagpipes, on which he was an enthusiastic performer), and of Elizabethan and Caroline literature. Like FitzGerald, too, he was quietly humorous, shy, an inveterate smoker--using a short clay with a tiny bowl--careless in dress, and outspoken. When Keene was not smoking or blowing the bagpipes he liked to have a brandy-ball in his cheek; and of this sweet no child was more fond. The pair used to talk till midnight--belles lettres, Shakespeare and the musical glasses, but evidently not Omar Khayyam. When calling once on W. B. Scott, Keene happened to mention that he had lately been visiting FitzGerald. Describing the incident, Keene says: 'Scott jumped off his ch.Read Less
Very Good. St. Clair Shores, Michigan, 1971; reprint of 1904 edition; two volume set; black cloth covered boards; no dust jacket as issued; title on spine paste on; top, bottom, and fore edges lightly soiled; interior bright, clean, and unmarked; 8vo-over 7 3/4"-9 3/4" Tall; 328 pages; Additional shipping charges may be required for International and Expedited orders.
0403002540. Two volume set. Ex-Library copies; with typical markings. 2 library labels on the front boards of each volume. Spine extremities lightly bumped. Spine labels foxed, with some chipping at bottom corners. Some glossy staining to boards. Pages clean, but for library markings. No dustjackets.; B&W Photographs; 216 pages; Ex-Library.
Very Good. No DJ. First Edition. No DJ. London, Grant Richards, 1904. Red cloth boards with cream spine label; deckle edge. Bookplate from San Francisco Ladies Protection and Relief Society on inside cover. Foxing within and without, missing frontispiece, and the binding is a little shaken-still in very nice shape for a book of this vintage.
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