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. 1868 Excerpt: ...of ballads for a--'" "Don't, John, don't!" shouted Beaumont. "That infernal saying, which every body begins a review with. And don't you know that it is not Fletcher's?--he quotes it as by some unknown person." "That was his modesty, the damaging blemish in our family. And now, Beaumont, proceed to 'business. I say, ...
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. 1868 Excerpt: ...of ballads for a--'" "Don't, John, don't!" shouted Beaumont. "That infernal saying, which every body begins a review with. And don't you know that it is not Fletcher's?--he quotes it as by some unknown person." "That was his modesty, the damaging blemish in our family. And now, Beaumont, proceed to 'business. I say, Vetch, might we smoke, as the missis isn't here?" "Yes," bellowed Vetch, with a furious tone which the authors could not understand. It meant that Lauristina was a cruel wretch to torment him as she did, and he would have his revenge--her curtains should smell of tobacco. But he had hardly given the license when he was sorry for it, and thought of her, singing away for the good of the household, while he was heartlessly allowing her property to be damaged. If ever there was a soft-natured husband it was the long-suffering America Vetch. "We'll smoke down stairs," he said. "For if a pupil should call and want to see me the odor isn't professional." So they descended into the den, whereof mention hath been made, and Mr. Vetch carefully closed the door and opened the windows. Then the conclave proceeded to discussion. "Well, have you found a subject, gentlemen authors?" "Yes, a stunner," said Fletcher. "Are you ready to go to work?" ' Now, gently over the stones. Who employs me?" "That's just it," said Fletcher. "I knew that his avaricious and unromantic mind would instantly turn to Mammon." "There are worse gods than Mammon, Mr. John Fletcher. It strikes me that he has done every thing that has been worth doing in this world for many a year. But it wasn't about money that I was asking. I want to know whose pockets I am going...
Very Good- First American edition, 1868, hardcover with pebbled beige cloth boards, octavo, 348pp., illustrated in b&w. Book VG-with edgewear that tears cloth at spine ends and corners, rear joint cracking at bottom, sun to spine and boards, binding tight, some marks to front endpapers, text toned and showing mild soil, previous owner's signature to full-title. No DJ.
illustrated by G. Du Maurier. , lightly scufffed at spine ends and corners, cloth slightly darkened at spine, gilt bright, few light spots but mostly clean inside, in very good-condition. Hardback. Viii, 334 pages, black and white frontispiece, illustrated title page, complete with 7 black and white plates. Octavo.
Near Fine. Two Volume set. Bound without Series Half Titles and no advertisements. Marbled endpapers. Bound in cream colored vellum with gilt spine decorations and leather insets on the spine with the title and Volume numbers in gilt. I have seen this binding described as 'vellum', 'faux vellum' and 'paper vellum'. This copy was once in the collection of The American Academy in Rome and has some minor markings: ink stamps to the title page; discreet pencil Library numbers to the top corner of the front endpaper; smallish Library catalog numbers and the word 'Stack' in black ink on the upper left corner of the front cover. A clean example, mild cover dustiness, but solid and well kept. Attractive! ; Two Volumes.
Very Good. Book A set of Sooner or Later by Shirley Brooks, author of The Silver Cord and The Gordian Knot. Complete in two volumes. With illustrations by G. Du Maurier. Charles William Shirley Brooks (29 April 1816 23 February 1874), journalist and novelist, born in London, began life in a solicitor's office. He early, however, took to literature, and contributed to various periodicals. In 1851 he joined the staff of Punch, to which he contributed Essence of Parliament, and on the death of Mark Lemon in 1870 he succeeded him as editor. He published a few novels, including Aspen Court and The Gordian Knot. George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier (6 March 1834 8 October 1896) was a French-born British cartoonist and author, known for his cartoons in Punch and also for his novel Trilby. He was the father of actor Gerald du Maurier and grandfather of the writers Angela du Maurier and Dame Daphne du Maurier. He was also the father of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and thus grandfather of the five boys who inspired Peter Pan. Condition: In embossed blue cloth bindings with gilt embellishment to the front boards. Externally, a trifle rubbed. Spines are slightly sunned. Corners are bumped. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. There is a bookplate to the front pastedown in volume I. Overall: VERY GOOD.
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