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Description:Fair. B001BMFS4E Collectible! "Nye & Riley's Railway Guide:...Fair. B001BMFS4E Collectible! "Nye & Riley's Railway Guide: 1888" by Edgar W. Nye & James Whitcomb Riley; Dearborn Publishing(New York; 1888); 1st ed/1st print, HB, Fair; NOT ex-lib, NOT remainder, NOT bk club; Exterior dirty/rough, binding strong, gold cloth w/black+gilt stamped decoration, spine darkened/title rubbed off, frayed at top/bottom, front cover partially detached(app 1-1/4" from front top+ inside lower rear), edgeworn-board showing at corners+ spine top/bottom; 203pp, pages clean, crack between pgs 114/115 +194/195, end papers smudged, double frontispiece(the author's caricatures w/tissue guard); Edgar Wilson Nye's (prominent American humorist), reputation on the lecture circuit rivaled even that of Mark Twain; Nye wrote collections of comic essays/sketches + burlesque history(The Tale of a Meek-Eyed Mule & Some Other Literary Gems); He teamed w/James Whitcomb Riley (American poet &newspaperman), lecturing +writing books; Many of Riley's poems were household favorites(Little Orphant Annie &The Raggedy Man); This 101 yr old bk (profusely illustrated by Baron De Grimm, E. Zimmerman, Walt McDougall), bears reading as index to popular American 19thC. humor.
Description:Good. Octavo 5.5" x 8" [Of-Poe]. 203 pp. Hardcover, bound in...Good. Octavo 5.5" x 8" [Of-Poe]. 203 pp. Hardcover, bound in decorative cloth. The binding well rubbed, the corners frayed; scattered foxing. A collection of anecdotes, essays and poetry.
Description:Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall Book The boards have...Good. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7? "-9? " tall Book The boards have edge wear and are soiled, the spine is sun darkened and faded, the head and heal are worn and frayed. The page edges are soiled and there is a stain to the last half near the top. The pages have moderate soiling and the front hinge has started to crack.
Description:Baron DeGrimm, E. Zimmerman, Walt McDougall and others. Very...Baron DeGrimm, E. Zimmerman, Walt McDougall and others. Very Good. Double frontispiece with tissue guard of caricatures of the authors. Very good, original gold cloth with black and gilt stamped decoration on front, spine in a little darkened and title is somewhat faded on spine, hinge is cracked at p. 17, but binding is tight, some rubbing a wear to spine ends and corners.
Binding: Original publisher's mustard cloth binding with gilt stamped
Publisher: The Dearborn Publishing Company,,
Description:Spine dull. Modest shelfwear. A VG copy. Caricatures of Nye &...Spine dull. Modest shelfwear. A VG copy. Caricatures of Nye & Riley at front. Text iIllustrated with drawings from Baron DeGrimm, E. Zimmerman, Walt. McDougall and Others.
Description:150 illus. 203pp. 8vo, modern 3/4 brown morocco, orig. wrs....150 illus. 203pp. 8vo, modern 3/4 brown morocco, orig. wrs. bound in. Chicago: Dearborn, 1888. First Edition. vg. Edgar Nye was a noted American humorist, journalist, and public lecturer. Poetry and prose to read while waiting for a train.
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