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Wild Youth And Another Illustrated FB Hoffman Book HC

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From the beginning, Askatoon had more character and idiosyncrasy than any other town in the West. Perhaps that was because many of its citizens had marked personality, while some were distinctly original, a few so original as to be almost bizarre. The general intelligence was high, and this made the place alert for the new observer. It slept with one eye open; it waked with both eyes wide, as wide as the windows of the world. The virtue of being bright and clever was a doctrine which had never been taught in Askatoon; it was as natural as eating and drinking. Nothing ever really shook the place out of a wholesome control and composure. Now and then, however, the flag of distress was hoisted, and everybody in the place, from Patsy Kernaghan, the casual, at one end of the scale, and the Young Doctor, so called because he was young-looking when he first came to the place, who represented Askatoon in the meridian of its intellect, at the other , had sudden paralysis. That was the outstanding feature of Askatoon. Some places made a noise and flung things about in times of distress; but Askatoon always stood still and fumbled with its collar-buttons, as though to get more air. When it was poignantly moved, it leaned against the wall of its common sense, abashed, but vigilant and careful.

Wild Youth and Another
Gilbert Parker, J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia & London 1919. Copyright 1919. The title page date and copyright page dates match. No other dates on copyright page. A first edition. J.B. Lippincott Company, Printed by J.B. Lippincott Company Washington . Square Press Philadelphia. Great illustrations by Frank B. Hoffman. Hard cover, red cloth binding with black lettering on cover and spine. Measuring 7 3/4" x 5 1/4" with 290 pages.

condition:
There is spotting on the front and back cover, a small impression left from an erased penciling on the front endpage, a few page corner creases, not an ex-library. The cover and pages are intact and in good condition.











 

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