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THE WORLD OF WONDERS 1873 Antique Decorative Gilt
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THE WORLD OF WONDERS 1873 Antique Decorative Gilt Illustrated Hand-Colored Frontispiece Plates Nature Science Art Animals Humanity Bricks Plants

Title: The World of Wonders: A Record of Things Wonderful in Nature, Science, and Art
Author: uncredited
Publisher: J. R. Foster and Co.
City: Pittsburgh
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in pebbled cloth and leather, with gilt tooling and lettering to the spine and boards, this handsome volume also features full-edge gilt. A hand-color illustrated frontispiece and many illustrations throughout the text enhance this work. “While relating, so far as our space will permit us, all that is most wonderful in history and philosophy and the marvels of science, the wonders of animal life revealed by the glass of the optician or the labours of the chemist, we shall intersperse our narrative with relation of Siege and Battle, Perils of Sea and Land, of the Dreams and Fancies, the Ambition, the Wisdom ad the Folly of Man, so as to avoid in every possible way the charge of dulness; for the effect of wonder too often repeated in the same circle, is to deaden the mental energy instead of wisely and freshly exciting it.†(From the Introduction)
Condition / Notes: This handsome volume displays some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing. The hinges are partially cracked, and the spine is split along the gutters. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50
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THE WORLD OF WONDERS 1873 Antique Decorative Gilt

Estimate $70 - $200
May 05, 2019
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7010: THE WORLD OF WONDERS 1873 Antique Decorative Gilt

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Est. $70 - $200Starting Price $10
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May 05, 2019 11:00 AM EDT
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THE WORLD OF WONDERS 1873 Antique Decorative Gilt Illustrated Hand-Colored Frontispiece Plates Nature Science Art Animals Humanity Bricks Plants

Title: The World of Wonders: A Record of Things Wonderful in Nature, Science, and Art
Author: uncredited
Publisher: J. R. Foster and Co.
City: Pittsburgh
Year: 1873
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 416 pages
Width: 8" Height: 10.75"
Book Details: Decoratively bound in pebbled cloth and leather, with gilt tooling and lettering to the spine and boards, this handsome volume also features full-edge gilt. A hand-color illustrated frontispiece and many illustrations throughout the text enhance this work. “While relating, so far as our space will permit us, all that is most wonderful in history and philosophy and the marvels of science, the wonders of animal life revealed by the glass of the optician or the labours of the chemist, we shall intersperse our narrative with relation of Siege and Battle, Perils of Sea and Land, of the Dreams and Fancies, the Ambition, the Wisdom ad the Folly of Man, so as to avoid in every possible way the charge of dulness; for the effect of wonder too often repeated in the same circle, is to deaden the mental energy instead of wisely and freshly exciting it.†(From the Introduction)
Condition / Notes: This handsome volume displays some typical indications of age and wear, including shelfwear and rubbing. The hinges are partially cracked, and the spine is split along the gutters. The binding and text block are sound. Text and illustrations are clear and crisp through mild age toning.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $6.50

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