Dick Swinton was like his father, the same gentlemanly spirit combined with a somewhat unpractical mind, which turned to the beautiful and the good, and refused to admit the ugliness of unpleasant facts. Indeed, the young man's position was even more awkward than his father's. As grandson and heir of Richard Herresford much was expected of him. Everybody did not know that the rich old man was such a miser that, after paying for his grandson's education, at his daughter's persuasion, he allowed him only a thousand dollars a ...
Dick Swinton was like his father, the same gentlemanly spirit combined with a somewhat unpractical mind, which turned to the beautiful and the good, and refused to admit the ugliness of unpleasant facts. Indeed, the young man's position was even more awkward than his father's. As grandson and heir of Richard Herresford much was expected of him. Everybody did not know that the rich old man was such a miser that, after paying for his grandson's education, at his daughter's persuasion, he allowed him only a thousand dollars a year, and persistently refused to disburse this sum until it was dragged from him by Mrs. Swinton. The rector turned over the leaves of the account-books, and sighed heavily. -It's no use, - he cried, at last. -I can't make them up. They are in a hopeless muddle. I know, though, that I can't raise a thousand cents, much less a thousand dollars, and the builder threatens to make me bankrupt, if I don't pay at once.- -Bankrupt, John!- his wife murmured, languidly raising her brows. -You are exaggerating.
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Good. Wear and some soil to covers with some light rubbing and rubbing at corners, along edges and at spine ends. Name on front end page. Binding sound, text clean. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package.
Very Good. 356 pp. 12mo. Front cover is illustrated with a red feather and a full-color cameo portrait of two of the characters. Front cover and spine have blind-stamped white lettering. Covers and spine are somewhat aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped and frayed. Edges are soiled. Previous owner's name, in ink, on ffep. Full-page, full-color frontis, with protective tissue, is an expanded view of the man and woman pictured on the front cover. Additional b/w illustrations. The one between pages 200-201 is detached. Interior is very slightly aged and, occasionally, slightly soiled and/or foxed.
Fair in No Dust Cover jacket. Type: Fiction this copy is still intact but the binding is cracked at the front and back hinges.......the text is clean of marks but has light foxing to some of the edges.....the pictoral front cover is clean but faded, some edgewear as well.
Will Grefe, Illustrator. Very Good+ No dust jacket. Grosset & Dunlap edition. Very clean green cloth boards with large paste-on color illustration on cover (unchipped), stamped crisp white lettering on spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound-no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Lovely frontispiece illustration by Will Grefe. 356 pages + 12 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book.
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