1877; brown cloth boards; heavy wear to edges of boards and spine; no jacket; covers are marked; endpapers are marked and creased; 799 pages; illustrated with nearly 300 Engravings; 8vo, 7 3/4" to 9 3/4" tall; Additional shipping charges may be requested for international or expedited orders. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The World's Great and Eccentric Characters, ...
Publisher: Henry S. Allen
Publication Date: 1877
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description A.L. Bancroft & Co., Publishers, 1877. Full-Leather. Condition: Good. No Jacket. First Edition. First edition. Boards rubbed with some loss along edges, joints weak, cup ring stain on rear board, top corner of front flyleaf removed. 1877 Full-Leather. 767 pp. 8vo. Original full calf, black leather spine label, gilt titles & rules, marbled endpapers, pink endpapers. A collection of short biographical pieces on important figures from various walks of life - from heads of state to famous authors, poets, and philosophers. Particularly interesting as a fairly early example of printed material from San Francisco (the earliest newspapers and pamphlets date to the 1840s, produced by those who followed the early gold prospectors). Frontispiece of Sam. Johnson (appropriately), numerous engravings throughout. Seller Inventory # 1925699