Antique Illustrated Book Marvelous Wonders of the Whole World C1886
Item number: wJlNpWQywwk 115
Antique book "Marvelous Wonders of the Whole World" edited by Henry Davenport Northrop copyright 1886.
Measures 9.25 inches tall, 6.75 inches wide. 816 pages.Condition: Awesome colored embossed and gilded cover and spine, rough along bottom edge of spine, complete separated pages in front, handwriting from 1893, some chipping along binding, discoloration of pages, pages are nice and clean though.
Being an account of thrilling adventures, famous sights, celebrated voyages, and renowned explorations and discoveries in all parts of the globe.
Containing wonders of the dark continent; the land of the pyramids; the flowery kingdom of the celestials; the ancient empire of mikado; the sea-girt isles of the pacific, etc.
And including the discoveries of Livingstone, Stanley, Baker, Speke, Du Chaillu, and other renowned travelers in the tropics; the explorations of Franklin, Kane, Greely, and other famous navigators in the polar regions, with world-renowned scenes and objects of interest in all lands.
To which is added a full and graphic description of the wonders of the ocean and of the atmosphere; the wonders of animal, insect and vegetable life; the wonders of astronomy, geology, light, heat, electricity, etc., etc.
The whole comprising a vast museum of all that is marvelous and wonderful in the earth, sea, air, and skies.
Carefully edited by Hendry Davenport Northrop, D. D., the well known author.
Splendidly embellished with more than 300 fine engravings of scenes in the lives of Livingstone, Stanley, and other great explorers, and with illustrations of the most remarkable objects in nature, science, and art.