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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... DEDICATION I CAME out by the stagedoor of the Duke of York's Theatre at a quarter-past twelve on the first night of the production of Madame Sand, by Phillip Moeller. A girl of about fifteen, bare-headed, was standing against the wall, evidently waiting for some one. I said: "What are you waiting for? ...
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. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... DEDICATION I CAME out by the stagedoor of the Duke of York's Theatre at a quarter-past twelve on the first night of the production of Madame Sand, by Phillip Moeller. A girl of about fifteen, bare-headed, was standing against the wall, evidently waiting for some one. I said: "What are you waiting for?" "To see you." "Where do you live?" "At Richmond." "How are you going to get back?" "Walk. I walked here early this morning. I wanted to get a good place to see the play, and I did: and now I have been waiting to see you." Then, with a wild young look of ecstasy, she vanished into the night. To her I dedicate this book. MY LIFE AND SOME LETTERS CHAPTER I. WITH some little difficulty I have gathered together the following romantic and rather remarkable facts of my family history: -- My grandfather, John Tanner, was a descendant of Thomas Tanner, Bishop of St. Asaph; born 1693, died 1735. He had a son, Thomas Tanner, who was Rector of "St. Edmund The King and Martyr," and Rector of Merstham, Surrey; also Prebendary of Canterbury. ***** My grandfather went out to India as a very young man, and eventually became Army Contractor to the British East India Company. He made a large fortune--married Mary Ann Davis in 1823. They lived at Byculla Park, Bombay; seven children were born to them, the eldest--my father--John Tanner; William, Oscar, Fred, Emily, Emma, and my dear "Uncle Harry" (Henry Ward Tanner). My father and my mother, Maria Luigia Giovanna Romanini, fell helplessly in love at their first '-mejrtiiigi'-.my mother could not speak a word of English, and my father not a word of Italian. He was twenty-one, she was seventeen. The marriage caused great excitement in Bombay at the time, my father being the heir of one of the richest An
Fair. Fair+ hardcover. No DJ. Re-bound by library with newer covers. Ex-Library with usual markings. Text is unmarked but with light damp staining on pages(Text still very readable). Slightly tanned. Covers show minor shelf wear with rubbing. Binding is tight, hinges strong.; 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed! Ships same or next business day!
Good. B004LYRFN6 Undated, but about 1920s, original Ryerson Press (Toronto) hardcover. Good+. Micro-tears ate the top and base of the spine, one corner rubbed with others partially so, contents very good. With a photogravure frontspiece and 40 other illustrations on art paper.
Very good No DJ. First Edition. No DJ. Sunning to cover edges. Spine heavily sunned with fraying starting at top spine edge. Tiny inked numbers on front free page upper corner area. Gift inscription on front free page: George D. Rumsey from his wife, Emma B.C. Rumsey, Xmas, 1922. Fold mark on front free page. No other markings in book. Binding is tight. Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1865-1940), born Beatrice Stella Tanner and known informally as 'Mrs Pat', was an English stage actress.
Fair. Octavo. Frontispiece portrait and photographic plates. Original cloth (spine repaired with clear tape, endpapers and front flyleaf reinforced with clear tape, cloth sunned and faded.). A rare work. A famous stage actress of her time, and close associate to George Bernard Shaw, her best-known remark, uttered upon hearing about a male homosexual relationship, was "My dear, I don't care what they do, so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses, " although this remark has been attributed to others as well.
Good. With a photogravure frontispiece and 40 other illustrations on art paper. Used, normal wear, spine and corners lightly bumped, light foxing throughout, gift inscription from 1929 on half title page, still in solid reading condition. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore.
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