Prentiss had a long lease on the house, and because it stood in Jermyn Street the upper floors were, as a matter of course, turned into lodgings for single gentlemen; and because Prentiss was a Florist to the Queen, he placed a lion and unicorn over his flowershop, just in front of the middle window on the first floor. By stretching a little, each of them could see into the window just beyond him, and could hear all that was said inside; and such things as they saw and heard during the reign of Captain Carrington, who moved ...
Prentiss had a long lease on the house, and because it stood in Jermyn Street the upper floors were, as a matter of course, turned into lodgings for single gentlemen; and because Prentiss was a Florist to the Queen, he placed a lion and unicorn over his flowershop, just in front of the middle window on the first floor. By stretching a little, each of them could see into the window just beyond him, and could hear all that was said inside; and such things as they saw and heard during the reign of Captain Carrington, who moved in at the same time they did! By day the table in the centre of the room was covered with maps, and the Captain sat with a box of pins, with different-colored flags wrapped around them, and amused himself by sticking them in the maps and measuring the spaces in between, swearing meanwhile to himself. Richard Harding Davis was a popular writer of fiction and drama, and a journalist famous for his coverage of the Spanish-American War, the Second Boer War, and the First World War. Davis made his reputation as a newspaper reporter in May to June 1889, by reporting on the devastation of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, following the infamous flood and added to his reputation by reporting on events such as the first electrocution of a criminal. Davis became a managing editor of Harper's Weekly, and was one of the world's leading war correspondents at the time of the Second Boer War in South Africa. As an American, he had the unique opportunity to see the war first-hand from both the British and Boer perspectives. Davis also worked as a reporter for the New York Herald, The Times, and Scribner's Magazine. He was popular among the leading writers of his time and despite his alleged association with Yellow journalism, his writings of life and travel in Central America, the Caribbean, Rhodesia, South Africa during the Second Boer War were widely published.
Poor. HB, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908, frontis and 5 illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy. Red cloth on boards with gilt lettering is showing bumped corners, light soil, faded gilt on top edge, cracked hinges, shaken, light scattered foxing, cracks starting but pretty tight now. Reading Only.
Good. HB, Charles Scribner's Sons, NY, 1906, contents page, list of illustrations by Howard Chandler Christy, 295 pages. Maroon cloth on boards with gilt Scribner decoration on front, is showing bumped corners with tops fraying, light soil, sunned spine with head and foot worn with fraying, crack at pre title page, several internal cracks and at bep, contents are pretty bright and clean. Good.
Good in GOOD jacket. Charles Scribner's Sons, N. Y., 1911, N, 7.75 tall, Hard Cover, ***G+/-***, covers soiled and sl. sunned, corners rubbed, spine bumped and sl. torn, lettering and top page edges gilt, binding sl. weakened in some places, eps browned, a few dog-eare Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos upon request.
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