A handsome late 19th century account of the nations of the world, containing 24 engravings including one foldout of Paris, and 6 of costumes in color (pochoir?). Sketches of the costumes of each people, tables of religions and governments, fast histories of the main countries, ethnographic details, and discussions of industrial and agricultural products.
Physical Attributes -
Measures approx. 28 x 19 x 4 cm. Leather spine and corners with gilt fillet borders. Spine with five raised cords, title and author in gilt in one compartment, the others with a central fleuron surrounded by a gilt borders and sprays. Boards covered in marbled paper. Marbled endpapers. Illustrated - 24 plates. 504 numbered pages.
See pictures. Some shelf wear, edge and corner rubbing, etc. to binding. No writing or tears. Tissues in place. A little foxing throughout. Tissues foxed.
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