Etidorhpa or The End of the Earth by John Uri Lloyd

By John Uri Lloyd

Released through John Uri Lloyd, Cincinnati, 1895, Illustrations via J. Augustus Knapp. demanding hide. First variation. Author's variation, constrained. 376pp. Brown textile with gilt lettering and layout on disguise and backbone. Gilt on best of pages. it is a scarce first version. on the entrance of the booklet are pages containing a hand-written word from the writer to the recipients of the Author's version. This word is outlined although it appears like it used to be handwritten. it truly is signed by way of the writer and the signature is genuine - now not published and it truly is in a unique colour ink.

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A I'Kii';ni)1,v "All llicsf pliaiilasiiis aijpcartd lo con iiii- I' in I', Ki-; NCI-;. s ilislincl as if alive, exhibilinj^^ diircrciit sliades of carnation in the uncovercfl parts, as well as (lifferenl colors and fashions in their dresses, tliou^h the colors seemed somewhat paler than in real nature. terrible, comical, or (lis<,aistin,ij, None of most of them the figures appeared i)articularly heinj,' of iiidifTereiit shape, and some prcsentinj^ a pleasant aspect. The lonj^jer these i)hanlasms continued to me, the more frecjuently did they return, while at the same time they increased in number about four weeks after they liad first appeared.

Self puzzled by a style of chirography very peculiar and characteristic, but execrably bad. sentence was not deciphered script ; without long inspection and great difficulty. serving my discomfiture, relieved me I would fulfill the of the charge, and without a word of introduction, read fluentlv as follows: THE MANUSCRIPT OF I— AM— THE— MAN. DCK. IV. R. unfortunately fur my future liappiness, with such kncnvledj^e as ccnikl be derived fr(uu ordinar)' books concerning semi-scientific subjects in which I liad long been absorbed, I studied the current works of ni)' da\on philosophy and chemistr\', hoping therein to find something tangible regarding the relationship that exists between matter and spirit, but studied in vain.

Hat istosav, it is liable to l)rin<^ every varirecall ; etv of weather, from the delicious, dreamy Indian sunnner da>s that linger late in the — combination of rain, hail, snf)w, sleet, in atmospheric conditions sufficiently a<;,i;ravating to develop a suicidal mania in any one the least While the general susceptible to such influences. fall, to a short, character of the showing month much is dull grey tones of sky, same the conntr>' over, abundant rains that penetrate the do the earth cold, shifting winds, that search the it is always safe to count more or less ujion the probability of the unexpected throughout the month.

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