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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...his first appearance upon any stage, would sustain the character of the melancholy prince. The evening arrived, and the Garden was crowded. All the boys of the trade in the town assembled to witness the debut of a brother chip, and many came because others were coming. Winkins, in a blue military frock ...
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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...his first appearance upon any stage, would sustain the character of the melancholy prince. The evening arrived, and the Garden was crowded. All the boys of the trade in the town assembled to witness the debut of a brother chip, and many came because others were coming. Winkins, in a blue military frock buttoned to the chin, white pantaloons strapped under the foot, and gesticulating with a shining black hat with white lining, borrowed expressly for the occasion, had chanted " My love is like the red, red rose" with immense applause, when the curtain rang up, and the third act began. The tedious prattle of those who preceded him being over, Theodosius Spoon appeared. Solemnly, yet with parched lips and a beating heart, did he advance to the footlights, and duck his acknowledgments for the applause which greeted him. His abord, however, did not impress his audience favourably. The black attire but ill became his short squab figure, and the " hintellectual tragicality of his legs," meandering their brief extent like a Malay creese, gave him the aspect of an Ethiopian Bacchus dismounted from his barrel. Hamlet resembled thc briefest kind of sweep, or " an erect black tadpole taking snuff." With' a fidelity to nature never surpassed, Hamlet expressed his dismay by scratching his head, and, with his eyes fixed upon his toes, commenced the soliloquy, --another beautiful conception, -for the prince is supposed to be speaking to himself, and his toes are as well entitled to be addressed as any other portion of his personal identity. This, however, was not appreciated by the spectators, who were unable to hear any part of the confidential communication going on between Hamlet and his extremities. " Louder, ...
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. It is an early edition, possibly a first. Edited by Charles Dickens with contributions from W H Maxwell, Thomas Moore, Miss Strickland Horace-Smith and Leitch Richie. Contains illustrations by George Cruikshank and Phiz, Text body is clean, and free from previous owner's annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact but the creases along the spine are beginning to wear. No foxing in this copy. Previous owner's book-plate laid in. Edges browned, top edge greyed. Embossed cloth on spine, somewhat worn. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Literature & Literary; Antiquarian & collectable; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 71374.
Very Good. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard. 1841. F First American Edition. H Hardcover. Very Good. small 8vo 203, , 192pp Contains 21 pieces in all (including 2 short novels, 18 short stories and 1 sonnet) by "various hands"; the American edition d oes not include "Charcoal Sketches" by Joseph C. Neal. Podeschi B110. 2 volumes complete, bound as one volume in 3/4 black straight-grained morocco over brown marbled boards, gilt-stamped and decorated spine, plain endpapers. VG-(slight wear and rubbing to head and foot of spine and spine edges; sl ight rubbing to covers, slight wear to foredges and corners; slight internal browning, particularly to endpapers; previous owner's ink signature at head of title page).
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