Monday, August 20, 2012
"Hill's Album of Biography and Art; Containing Portraits and Pen-Sketches of Many Persons who have been and are prominent as religionists, military heroes, inventors, financiers, scientists, explorers, writers, physicians, actors, lawyers, musicians, artists, poets, sovereigns, humorists, orators and statesmen: together with chapters relating to history, science and important work in which prominent people have been engaged at various periods of time" (quite a mouthful) by Thos. E. Hill. Published by Hill Standard Book Company, 1888.
Very large book, 9 inches by 11 inches with 590 pages. Fully illustrated, contains biographic sketches of historical figures as well as the best-known people of the day. Many pages of reference material as well, flora and fauna, astronomy, fashion and more. Lots of great stuff in here.
Cover wear, especially at the corners. Interior pages are white and bright, binding is still holding up well.