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Beatrice: A Novel by  H. Rider Haggard - First Edition - from Alan Wofsy Fine Arts and Biblio.com

Beatrice: A Novel

by Haggard, H. Rider

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New York: Harper & Brothers, 1890. 8vo., 319 pp., Very Good, Faux Half Calf on Marbled Boards, with rubbing, minor staining, and edge wear on covers; yellowing of text block, pencil scribbles on FFEPs, shelf wear. Provenance: John Ruyle. Former owner's ALS on FFEP. Protective Mylar Jacket. Illustrated. First U.S. Hardcover Edition; First Illustrated Edition.

The autumn afternoon was fading into evening. It had been cloudy weather, but the clouds had softened and broken up. Now they were lost in slowly darkening blue. The sea was perfectly and utterly still. It seemed to sleep, but in its sleep it still waxed with the rising tide. The eye could not mark its slow increase, but Beatrice, standing upon the farthest point of the Dog Rocks, idly noted that the long brown weeds which clung about their sides began to lift as the water took their weight, till at last the delicate pattern floated out and lay like a woman's hair upon the green depth of sea.



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