Acadia : Or, a Month With the Blue Noses (Illustrated)

Acadia : Or, a Month With the Blue Noses (Illustrated)

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by Frederic S. Cozzens
     
 

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “A word in regard to the two Acadian portraits. These are literal ambrotypes, to which Sarony has added a few touches of his artistic crayon. It may interest the reader to know that these are the… See more details below

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• The book is an edited and illustrated version of the original one and includes 15 or more unique illustrations which are relevant to its content.
• “A word in regard to the two Acadian portraits. These are literal ambrotypes, to which Sarony has added a few touches of his artistic crayon. It may interest the reader to know that these are the first, the only likenesses of the real Evangelines of Acadia. The women of Chezzetcook appear at day-break in the city of Halifax, and as soon as the sun is up vanish like the dew. They have usually a basket of fresh eggs, a brace or two of worsted socks, a bottle of fir-balsam to sell. These comprise their simple commerce. When the market-bell rings you find them not. To catch such fleeting phantoms, and to transfer them to the frontispiece of a book published here, is like painting the burnished wings of a humming-bird. A friend, however, undertook the task. He rose before the sun, he bought eggs, worsted socks, and fir-balsam of the Acadians. By constant attentions he became acquainted with a pair of Acadian women, niece and aunt. Then he proposed the matter to them.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148260271
Publisher:
Five Star Publishing, LLC
Publication date:
01/15/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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