A clean, crisp, unread hardcover copy in good plus condition; foxing at edges and end papers, short (1/8" + --) closed tear in cloth at head. No DJ, as issued. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... DISCLOSURE DAY FEW months before Joseph Usher's J. 1l thirteenth birthday his mother informed his father that the time was approaching when they must tell Joe. Dick Usher made no objection. He had never approved Maria's policy of reticence. "Why," he often said to her, fox a year or two after she had announced her policy, "why can't you let Joe hear these things naturally, from other boys, the way I did?" And Maria, whose character had the merit of firmness, did not answer more than two or three times. So long as Dick carried out her wishes she respected his freedom not to understand her reasons. There were a good many things poor Dick did not understand. Maria had explained to him, once or twice, why they went to live in the country a few years after Joe's birth, why Joe was to have tutors until he went to boarding school, why he was to be kept from contamination by other boys until he was twelve or thirteen. But Dick never got Maria's idea through his head. She put words he did not know into sentences he could seldom listen to the whole of. Little by little, however, Dick had come to the conclusion that Maria's system was not doing Joe much harm. Although Joe liked to study he had neither the excessive egotism nor the excessive shyness nor the excessive cheek which sometimes afflict a solitary child. He was quite at home in a catboat and on a horse. Both with gun and rifle he was a fair shot. He could already putt more consistently than his father. His instructor in boxing was more than satisfied. And Dick, without having betrayed all his hope to anybody, was persuaded that Joe was a natural volleyer. Maria never suspected Dick's critical attitude. She had not time for such things. But his approval of her decision to tell Joe was too facile to satisfy her. It provoked her to somet...
Title: Books and Things
Publisher: Books for Libraries Press
Publication Date: 1969
Book Condition: Good Plus
Book Description Books for Libraries Press. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0836912217 Cloth. Books for Libraries reprint, 1969. Foxed and toned throughout. Seller Inventory # 0626R079441
Book Description Reprint edition, published by Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, 1969., 1969. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Very good condition. Some spotting on page edges and on margins of first few and last few pages. Spine tips are bumped. 283 pages. Seller Inventory # 13706