This is a lovely, art nouveau binding of Thomas Hughes' famous novel about his days at Rugby, "Tom Brown's School-Days,' (Sorry, I can't underline on RL). This was hugely successful when it was published. In fact, it was so successful that it helped establish MacMillan Publishing House. Thomas Hughes was a highly respected lawyer and member of Parliament. He made a fortune on this book and squandered (some would day) much of it on the utopian society he started in East Tennessee for English 2nd sons. That restored village still stands today, and is open for visitors. It's aptly named" Rugby." This is one of my favorite novels, and it reads as though it were written by an English version of Mark Twain. I normally don't buy cloth books, but I did buy this one, because of the title, and because of the lovely, binding which is in excellent condition. I sold my leather bound "Tom Brown" about five years ago, and just bought another one for my collection, at twice what I sold mine for. That's why this one is available. It is illustrated by J. MacFarLane, and the book measures 7 and 1/4 inches North to South, 5 inches East to West, and is 1 inch and 1/2 thick. It has gilded pages and, again, this one is in near pristine condition.

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Tom Brown's School-Days, by Thomas Hughes, 1906 ed,


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