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The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

The Adventures of Gerard

by DOYLE, A. Conan

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New York: McClure, Phillips & Co, 1903. Hardcover. Good. First American edition. In the rear of the book, (12pp.) there are advertisements for "Recent Publications of McClure, Phillips & Co., New York, 1903." Burgundy cloth stamped in gilt. Illustrated by W.B. Wollen. Front fly glued to front pastedown, hinges cracked, extremities worn with spine cocked, a good only copy.

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From the book:I hope that some readers may possibly be interested in these little tales of the Napoleonic soldiers to the extent of following them up to the springs from which they flow. The age was rich in military material, some of it the most human and the most picturesque that I have ever read. Setting aside historical works or the biograp-hies of the leaders there is a mass of evidence written by the actual fighting men themselves, which describes their feelings and their experiences, stated always from the point of view of the particular branch of the service to which they belonged. The Cavalry were particularly happy in their writers of memoirs. Thus De Rocca in his "Memoires sur la guerre des Francais en Espagne" has given the narrative of a Hussar, while De Naylies in his "Memoires sur la guerre d'Espagne" gives the same campaigns from the point of view of the Dragoon. Then we have the "Souvenirs Militaires du Colonel de Gonneville," which treats a series of wars, including that of Spain,

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Bookseller's Inventory #
407539
Title
The Adventures of Gerard
Author
DOYLE, A. Conan
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Good
Quantity Available
1
Publisher
McClure, Phillips & Co
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1903
Keywords
EnglishLiterature, DecorativeCloth

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Cracked
In reference to a hinge or a book's binding, means that the glue which holds the opposing leaves has allowed them to separate,...
Gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched...
Cocked
Refers to a state where the spine of a book is lightly "twisted" in such a way that the front and rear boards of a book do not...
Spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....

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