World's Fair Edition. Subtitled: " containing Portraits and Pen-Sketches of Many Persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, soverigns, humorists, orators and statesmen: together with chapters relating to history, science, and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time." 8 1/8" wide, 2 1/4" thick. Engravings galore. All pages have a pictorially framed layout. Brown cloth. Page edges stained red on practically every page. Text in wonderful shape-binding should be thrown away and rebound. Section of the 1892 Columbian exposition at back. Page 17/18 missing. Flyleaf missing. A REAL TREASURE. No jacket as issued.
Illustrated. Reading Copy. No Jacket. Hard Back. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. RARE-------The hard cover has shelf wear and loose from the pages. The pages are also loose, light yellowing and the outer edges has gilt. Some of the outer edges of the pages has some wear. Some of the pages has moisture stain around the edges.....Heavy book......................We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by..
Cover soiled, hinges opened, VG. Containing Portraits & Pen-Sketches of Many Persons Who Have Been & Are Prominent as Religionists, Military Heroes, Inventors, Financiers, Scientists, Explorers, Writers, Physicians, Actors, Lawyers, Musicians, Artists, Poets, Sovereigns, Humorists, Orators & Statesmen; together with Chapters Relating to History, Science, & Important Work in Which Prominent People Have Been Engaged at Various Periods of Time. Chicago: Danks & Co, 1892. WORLD'S FAIR EDITION. 590p, 2p ads. Numerous engraved portraits, illustrated sections on livestock, humane treatment of animals, morals & manners for children, home furnishing, THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION. 28x22cm, cloth.
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. 4to-over 9¾"-12" tall. 587pp + editorial comments. Profusely illustrated with woodcut type illustrations, including portraits, decorations, ornaments, farm animals, etc, PLUS 8 lovely full-page, tissue-covered chromolithographs. Newly rebound in cloth with a gilt-stamped title on spine..
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