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The Lady, or the Tiger? and Other Stories
Stockton, Frank R.
Published by Scribner's, New York (1906)
Used Hardcover Measures 7.5x5 inches Weighs 14 ounces

Condition: Very Good
Green cloth boards are have rich deep color. Gold text stamped on spine. Pages are strong, text is crisp. Foxing is very minor and the two places noticed were in the margins.
This is a solid well built book made to last over a century!
Former owner name neatly written in medium cursive Sheba F Harris
Boards are scuffed at edges, very slightly beginning to fray. The book has minor but noticeable shelf wear. The book has a slightly curve to it, noticeable upon close inspection. The back cover outer edge has a dent. General antiquarian condition.

Excerpt from the book:
THE LADY, OR THE TIGER ?
TN the very olden time, there lived a semi-barbaric
J- king, whose ideas, though somewhat polished and
sharpened by the progressiveness of distant Latin
neighbors, were still large, florid, and untrammelled,
as became the half of him which was barbaric. He was
a man of exuberant fancy, and, withal, of an authority
so irresistible that, at his will, he turned his varied
fancies into facts. He was greatly given to self-
communing ; and, when he and himself agreed upon
any thing, the thing was done. When every member
of his domestic and political systems moved smoothly in
its appointed course, his nature was bland and genial;
but whenever there was a little hitch, and some of his
orbs got out of their orbits, he was blander and more
genial still, for nothing pleased him so much as to
make the crooked straight, and crush down uneven
places.
Among the borrowed notions by which his barbarism
had become semified was that of the public arena, in
which, by exhibitions of manly and beastly valor, the
minds of his subjects were refined and cultured.
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The Lady, or the Tiger? and Other Stories Frank R. Stockton Published by Scribner's, New York 1906 Hardcover Antique Book

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Overview

  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
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