Chicago: The Imperial Publishing Co., 1884. Hardcover. Small 4to. Green/yellow cloth over bevel-edged boards with black and gilt lettering and pictorial stamping. xiv, 811pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, decorative endpapers, marbled page edges. Very good. Mild edgewear and slight rubbing. Item #35211
Tight and nice later printing of this thick (2 3/4") cross between biographical dictionary and self-help/inspirational/get-rich-quick manual. Subtitle continues: "Among the Hundreds of Distinguished Minds Whose Thoughts Enrich These Pages, Are Washington, Franklin, Longfellow, Shakespeare, Milton, Bacon, Smiles, Madame Montague, Scott, Chesterfield, Holland, Irving, Mrs. Hemans, Carlyle, Goethe, Schiller, Madame De Stael, Wellington, Wordsworth, Dr. Johnson, Lamb, Beaconsfield, Mrs. Stowe, Emerson, Dickens, Lincoln, Garfield, and Many Others." Talk about hodgepodge!