Philadelphia: The National Publishing Co., . Hardcover. 8vo. Original green cloth with ornate black-bordered gilt lettering and extensive black decorations and pictorial stamping. 906pp, (6pp ads). Tissue-guarded frontispiece, numerous full-page and smaller illustrations, decorative blue endpapers. Very good. Quite mild edgewear only, with text block bright and tight and near fine. Item #47451
Outstandingly sharp and handsome copy, with all gilt gleaming, of a title invariably found in inferior, seriously compromised. The original audience seems to have actually read this title, which together with its thick heft explains its scarcity in this handsome condition. Apparently a later printing, as almost all copies have 810 pages while this example bears 906.