Antique (1899) first-edition hardcover book The Famous Men and Great Events of the 19th Century. The World for 100 Years written by Charles Morris, LL.D. and published by McDermid & Logan, London, Ontario, Canada.
Hardcover book - complete at 636 pages - NO! dust jacket. More than 150 black-and-white illustrations and drawings.
About the author: Charles Morris (October 1, 1833 – September 6, 1922) was an American journalist, novelist and author of historical books.
About the book: Containing more than 150 black-and-white illustrations and drawings on pivotal people and topics spanning the years 1799 to 1898. The book covers Napoleon, Nelson and Wellington, Bolivar, the British Empire, the Ottoman Empire, the Second French Empire, unification of Italy, Bismarck, Gladstone, Ireland, England's Indian Empire, the Third Republic, South Africa, rise of Japan and decline of China, the European Revolutions of 1848, the British Colonies, the USA, slave traffic, Lincoln, the Civil War, the Dominion of Canada, explorers like Livingstone, Stanley and Peary, inventors like Fulton and Stephenson, Darwin, literature and art, dawn of the twentieth century.
Condition: In VERY GOOD! overall antique condition, there is wear and stress to the sewn-in bind particularly at the front and back covers. Embossed covers show spots of wear, blemishes and rub and wear to the corners and edges. Spine shows some fraying and has a split to the cloth at the top-right. Interior pages show VERY MINIMAL! foxing or yellowing (for the age of the book). A few small tears to the internal pages. Text is all clear and legible, imagery is bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent.
Approximate measurements: 9-1/4" x 7".
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