New York. Illustrated American Publishing Co., 1891- 1892.
Black and white full page and in-text illustrations, decorative endpapers, 242-624+288pp, 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Wear to cover, 1 inch leather loss to tail of spine, front hinge split but still attached, faint red pencil notation to front fly leaf. MISSING: Three pages have been cut from the volume, one page each in the issues of February 13, March 12, and March 19. It appears these were fashion-related pages. (Each issue provides several pages devoted to fashion, with illustrations), issues of January 16 and 23 not present and evidently never bound in. Otherwise interior in good condition with faint damp stains to edges of last 100 pages, several pages with several brown spots (not foxing) and one cover with staining and tears. There is a great deal of interest with regard to articles. A short list includes: The Old and New Routes to India (Suez versus Canadian Pacific Railroad); Hawaii’s Appeal; the Death of Twefik Pacha and implications for governance in Egypt; The Rising in Morocco; Bank Vaults with focus on Garfield National Bank, NYC; Billiards and Trophies; Tennessee’s Mining Troubles; Egypt and El Mahdi and the massacre at Khartoum; "The Bi-Chloride of Gold Cure" detailing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction at Keeley Institutes; "The New Jewish Exodus" (appearance of large numbers of Russian Jews in the port of New York); "The Garden of Two Cities" (the conversion of "agricultural" Long Island to "country seat" Long Island by the railroad). Plus, "Our Gallery of Players" a weekly illustrated account of famous stage stars of the day. Players profiled are: Wilson Barrett, Margaret Mather, Stuart Robson, Edward H. Sothern, Sarah Bernhardt, Helen Dauvray, Frederick Bond, Effie Ellsler, Francis Wilson, Louis James, and Joseph Haworth (MISSING February 13 with Lillian Russell). Also articles of naval interest: "Our Merchant Marine" with focus on the Shenandoah; "Our Naval Strength" (with list of vessels and relevant details); "Busy Navy Yards" Item #42801
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