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The House of a Thousand Candles
By Meredith Nicholson, Ilustrated by Howard Chandler Christy
Published by The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Indianapolis (1905)
Hardcover First Edition Measures 8x5 inches Weighs 1 pound 6 ounces
Condition: Good.
Blue cloth boards are decorated with Red, yellow and white decoration and red text, both front and spine. Illustrations including a three color illustration on frontispiece. Illustrations are three color (black white and red, as well as shades of said colors).
Pages are clean, strong pages with crisp text.
Edges are bumped and scuffed, spine is rubbed.

Excerpt from the book:
Pickering's letter bringing news of my grandfather's
death found me at Naples early in October. John
Marshall Glenarm had died in June. He had left a
will which gave me his property conditionally, Picker­
ing wrote, and it was necessary for me to return im­
mediately to qualify as legatee. It was the merest luck
that the letter came to my hands at all, for it had been
sent to Constantinople, in care of the consul-general
instead of my banker there. It was not Pickering's
fault that the consul was a friend of mine who kept

track of my wanderings and was able to hurry the
executor's letter after me to Italy, where I had gone to
meet an English financier who had, I was advised, un­
limited money to spend on African railways. I am an
engineer, a graduate of an American institution famil­
iarly known as "Tech," and as my funds were running
low, I naturally turned to my profession for employment.
But this letter changed my plans, and the following
day I cabled Pickering of my departure and was out­
ward bound on a steamer for New York. Fourteen
days later I sat in Pickering's office in the Alexis Build­
ing and listened intently while he read, with much
ponderous emphasis, the provisions of my grandfather's
will. When he concluded, I laughed. Pickering was a
serious man, and I was glad to see that my levity pained
him. I had, for that matter, always been a source of
annoyance to him and his look of distrust and rebuke
did not trouble me in the least.
I reached across the table for the paper, and he gave
the sealed and beribboned copy of John Marshall Glen-
arm's will into my hands. I read it through for myself,
feeling conscious meanwhile that Pickering's cool gaze
was bent inquiringly upon me. These are the para­
graphs that interested me most:
1 give and bequeath unto my said grandson, John Glen-
arm, Bometimo a resident of the City and State of New

The House of a Thousand Candles By Meredith Nicholson, Ilustrated by Howard Chandler Christy Bobbs-Merrill 1905 Hardcover First Edition


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