HOME LIBRARY OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE; Cyclopedia of Reference R.S. Peale 1887 ILLUST
The Home Library of Useful Knowledge; A Complete Cyclopedia of Reference, Historical, Biographical, Scientific and Statistical Knowledge, A Condensation of 52 Books in One Volume — Edited by R.S. Peale, 1887 — Illustrated
Publisher: The Home Library Association, Chicago (1887)
An unusual, fascinating complete book of knowledge and perspectives on a number of topics, from the late 19th century, produced by The Home Library Association. Published in 1887. A large book; 830 pages, with many wonderful illustrations throughout. The boards and binding are solid and tight. Some chipping and shelf-wear to corners and top of spine. The pages are crisp and clean, save for some slight toning on the first blank page. A unique 19th-century look at the world covering a variety of subjects and topics with bold and colorful illustrations, charts and maps. Please see below for some of the fascinating topics covered!
- The Study of Character in its Relation to
Business Success - The World's Yearly Production of the Precious Metals - Republics in South Africa, - Peale's Telegraphic Code -How to Read the Sky - The Art of Book Keeping - Boards of Trade and Stock Exchanges - Causes of Success and Failure - Physiology and Medicine - Historical Charts - A Dictionary of Familiar Allusions, and a LIGHTNING CALCULATOR!