New York, Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square, (1885). New York, Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square (1885). Green cloth over boards, with gold desing, fading to cover spotting and cratches. When city people go among forests and hills, they drink in the fresh air and weird scenery of rural surroundings, with much more relish, enjoyment, and appreciation, than do the life-long residents they find there.
For the same reason, the great drama of metropolitan existence falls most forcibly upon those just from the clear streams and green meadows of the country. Their impressions then are deeper, and their feelings more intense than if they were city born and bred.
With the latter fact in view, this book is an effort to reproduce some of the effects of city scenes and character upon the intellect and imagination of two people from the country:
First, a young student, who has travelled the well-beaten roads of a college course, but is just entering real life, and now for the first time walks the paved and palace-bordered streets of which he has heard and read so much.
Second, an old farmer, with very little "book-learning," but a clear brain, a warm heart, and independent judgment, and a habit of philosophizing upon everything he sees, which habit he brings to the city, and applies to the strange facts he witnesses.
WEALTH Including: The Lovely Young Man,, If I'd a Million Million, Farmer Stebbins on Rollers,
WANT Including: That Swamp of Death, A Sewing-Girl's Diary,
FIRE Including: When Prometheus Stole the Flame, Flash: The Fireman's Story, How we Fought the Fire, You will Tell me Where is Conrad?"
WATER Including: The Dead Stowaway, The Wedding of the Towns, Farmer Stebbins at Ocean Grove,
VICE Including: The Boy-convict's Story , Farmer Stebbins on the Bowery, The Slugging-match 130
VIRTUE Including: More Ways than One, The March of the Children
TRAVEL Including: Her Tour, At the Summit of the Washington Monument, The Silent Wheel, Farmer and Wheel; or, The New Lochinva, Only a Box.
HOME Including: Let the Cloth be White. VERY GOOD / NO DJ AS ISSUED. Item #1021
New York, Harper and Brothers, Franklin Square, First Edition, 1885. Very Good --, solid and square , intact,shows much shelf wear. Green cloth over boards, with gold desing, fading to cover spotting and cratches. Text and illustrations not faded very well in tact. some spotting and
A VERY INTERESTING REKONING !!