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The Beaux of the Regency Vols I & II (1908)

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Product description

Hutchinson & Co (1908). Two volume hardback with no dust jacket in good used condition - some marking to boards and fading to both spines. Also light bumping to corner edges and to top and bottom of spines over both volumes. Pages are lightly tanned with some foxing to endpapers and intermittently throughout books. Both volumes are signed/dated in pencil by the owner on inside front board. Hinges and binding are fine over both books.

Excerpt from text:
It may be objected that most of the works mentioned are accessible; but the author believes, rightly or wrongly, that the majority Of the memoirs of the dandies' contemporaries, containing as they do so much that is stale and unprofitable, have been long since relegated to the limbo of forgotten things. For ordinary purposes these scores of, for the most part, dreary reminiscences have no value even for students, and, save here and there by some intrepid explorer, have been ignored, except perhaps by the diligent con tributors to the Dictionary of National Biography. It is surprising how many compilers of diaries and reminiscences have failed to put on record their impressions of their friends' characters, appearance, and eccentricities, forgetting that what was familiar to them would be unknown to future generations; and even when people are introduced into the journals, the references are all too frequently valueless as, for example.

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Author(s):
Lewis Melville
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15cm by 22.5cm by 4.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co
Title:
The Beaux of the Regency Vols I & II

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Hutchinson & Co (1908). Two volume hardback with no dust jacket in good used condition - some marking to boards and fading to both spines. Also light bumping to corner edges and to top and bottom of spines over both volumes. Pages are lightly tanned with some foxing to endpapers and intermittently throughout books. Both volumes are signed/dated in pencil by the owner on inside front board. Hinges and binding are fine over both books.

Excerpt from text:
It may be objected that most of the works mentioned are accessible; but the author believes, rightly or wrongly, that the majority Of the memoirs of the dandies' contemporaries, containing as they do so much that is stale and unprofitable, have been long since relegated to the limbo of forgotten things. For ordinary purposes these scores of, for the most part, dreary reminiscences have no value even for students, and, save here and there by some intrepid explorer, have been ignored, except perhaps by the diligent con tributors to the Dictionary of National Biography. It is surprising how many compilers of diaries and reminiscences have failed to put on record their impressions of their friends' characters, appearance, and eccentricities, forgetting that what was familiar to them would be unknown to future generations; and even when people are introduced into the journals, the references are all too frequently valueless as, for example.

Author(s):
Lewis Melville
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
15cm by 22.5cm by 4.5cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Hutchinson & Co
Title:
The Beaux of the Regency Vols I & II

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