This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII MIRABEAU'S VICES AND VIRTUES--MANNER OF DRESS HIS EXTRAVAGANCE HIS VANITY --COULD HE HAVE SAVED THE MONARCHY? CONCLUSION M1rabeau was a remarkable character, as extraordinary in his vices as in his virtues. There is no need to throw a veil over his crimes, they stand out so prominently ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXVIII MIRABEAU'S VICES AND VIRTUES--MANNER OF DRESS HIS EXTRAVAGANCE HIS VANITY --COULD HE HAVE SAVED THE MONARCHY? CONCLUSION M1rabeau was a remarkable character, as extraordinary in his vices as in his virtues. There is no need to throw a veil over his crimes, they stand out so prominently that they cannot be hidden. He seems, at times, to be half man, half satyr; "but the Caesars, the Mirabeaus, the Napoleons, seldom obey the morals of the porch or the creeds of the cloister." If he had possessed, as he wished, the virtues of Malesherbes, he would not have been a Mirabeau. Gouverneur Morris wrote: "Vices both degrading and detestable marked this extraordinary creature, --venal, shameless, and yet greatly virtuous when pushed by a prevailing impulse." Another writer says: "When the state of affairs was urgent, the vicious and corrupt politician instantly disappeared, the god of eloquence took possession of him, his native land acted by him, and thundered by his voice." Romilly, an English gentleman of culture and of eminent respectability, had for Mirabeau the highest regard. The Count de la Marck was closely attached to him, and between them there existed the warmest kind of friendship. La Marck, in referring to his friend, said that "the Count of Mirabeau had great faults in common with many other men, but we rarely find qualities so great and so noble united in one individual.... It is only after continuous and intimate intercourse with such a man that it is possible to realize of what elevated thoughts and of what deep affections we are capable." "I never knew a man," said Dumont, "who, when he chose, could make himself so agreeable. He was a delightful companion in every sense of the word, --obliging, attentive, full of...
Good. 1905 Lippincott Press green cloth hardcover, unmarked and tight, no jacket, light wear, front cover hinge a bit cracked. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good- 8vo 8"-9" tall; 467 pages; Original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Binding sound, just a little shaken. Top edge gilt. Moderate uniform toning to page stock. Illustrated. VG-
John R. Neill. Fair to Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Cloth. Fair to Good/No Jacket. First Edition. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Pub. April, 1905. Some wear at spine ends & cors., fairly clean. Innards quite shaken, frt. hinge cracked & tearing from spine. Text has underlining & a few notes & is tight o/w. 483 pp.
Very good. George W. Jacobs and Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1908. Later Edition, VG, Hard Cover, Size=6"x8.5", 483pgs(Index). Tan cloth, top page end gold gilt. Paper spine label, tiny ink owner name stamp & ink owner name, address on front endpaper, ink number stamp on Title Page, o.w. clean & tight. Text bright & in Near Fine condition. Publisher date for this edition is 1908 NOT 1905 which was Lippincott First Edition. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
New in New jacket. Lang: -eng, Pages 532. It is the reprint edition of the original edition which was published long back (1905). The book is printed in black on high quality paper with Matt Laminated colored dust cover. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. We tried to manage the best possible copy but in some cases, there may be some pages which are blur or missing or with black spots. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. Print on Demand.
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