Cosmopolitan Volume 11

Cosmopolitan Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: be mated with the black-and-white of the composing stick. Throughout the book, in the work of author and artist, of compositor and of pressman and of papei maker, there is the most engaging harmony: and we have, therefore, a resultant unity which is perhaps the rarest quality the devoted bookmaker can achieve. The cover stamp also, devised by Mrs. Henry Whitman, and one of the strongest of her cover designs, is fully in keeping with the contents of the book; and the leather of the cover itself might be a slip of the Old Horse's hide or a sliver of the lining of the One-Hoss Shay. The cover of the two volumes of the new edition of General Wallace's Ben-Hur, a Tale of the Christ, is a tawny Persian silk whereon a simple Persian design is stamped in gold. As so fair a dress must needs be frail, the two volumes--to which the present edition extends--are sent forth by the publishers carefully inclosed in a neat leathern case with silken bands to aid the reader in taking out the delicate tomes. The inside of the book is worthy of the caution with which it is guarded; the page is well proportioned--although perhaps a hyperergic might suggest that the text is a little too long or a little too narrow; the presswork is vigorous; the paper is of a proper texture and the illustrating is unparalleled in its abundance. There is a photogravure portrait of the author as a frontispiece for Volume I. and for the frontispiece of Volume II. there is a photogravure of the hero. A score of other full-page photogravures are scattered through the two volumes, views of the scenes of the story, a panoramic background for the historic novel. Nor are these extra plates the only illustrations. Far from it--very far from it. There is no page in the whole more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236785053
  • 9781236785053