McAlpine, Prof. Frank
Title Treasures from the Prose World. With Biographical Sketches
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher Chicago & Philadelphia Elliot & Beezley 1886
Seller ID 002389
Chicago & Philadelphia: Elliot & Beezley, 1886. First published in1883; this is a Very Good (minus) copy of a Salesman's Sample. The book was "sold by subscription only," so it contains sample pages from the published book; a prospectus page offering several choices in binding, and ruled notebook pages for the salesman to record any orders (these are currently blank). The binding is black leather, decoratively stamped, with gilt lettering on the front cover. Frontis portrait of the Professor; illustrated with engravings of selected authors. The rear paste-down has a cloth option affixed. This copy has rubbing at the edges and chipping on the spine, but when new must have presented an attractive item to the prospective customer. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Reprint.. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Salesman's Dummy.