The Fascination of the King by Guy Boothby
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1897. Ward Lock & Co. 1st U.K. Edition.
Illustrations by Stanley L. Wood
Corners bumped, light shelf and edgewear. Pages uncut. Gold gilt lettering and blue cloth boards. Moderate foxing throughout. Cover Illustration on glazed paper inset on front board.
Excerpt from The Fascination of the King
One thing is certain, to enjoy Venice properly, one must take one's time. The man who imagines that it is possible to come at the heart of the Queen of the Adriatic in a week, would drink Imperial Tokay to assuage his thirst. One must take it in sips, for to rush from place to place, as do so many of our countrymen, in an attempt to take in the Academy -the Erari - Giovanni and Paola - Del Santissimo Redentore, and, shall we say, Francesco della Vigna, in a few days, is to have but the poorest remembrance of what one has seen...