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Reminiscences of Fifty Years

Boyd, Mark

Published by D. Appleton and Company. 1871. New York., 1871
Condition: Collectible-Very Good Hardcover
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First American edition. Cloth. Ink notation front end paper. Pages 93-96 are unopened. Back end papers partially split at spine. Spotting to back cover. In the Dedication the author notes: "My 'olla podrida' is composed of anecdotes which I have hea rd, among others from my late father, who came to London when William IV, was a 'jolly luff' in the Royal Navy, and when Rodney had but just achieved his memorable victory in the West Indies over the French fleet commanded by Comte de Grasse". Conte nts include anecdotes about a wide variety of people and incidents: The Duke of Wellington; How Sir John Ross Lost His Dinner; General Sir William Stewart; Disadvantage of Being a Scotchman; Duelling and Dining; Sir Walter Scott; Rev. Dr. Richardson , of Clonfeacle; Lord John Russell and the Corn Laws; The Toll-Keeper's Daughter; The Laird in Search of a Wife; Mr. Richard Jones, the Comedian; The Hero of the Overland Route; The Cutty Stool; A Sheep-Stealer Astonished; A Son of Mars Taking Offic e; etc. Bookseller Inventory # 3051

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Title: Reminiscences of Fifty Years

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company. 1871. New York.

Publication Date: 1871

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible-Very Good

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