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RARE BOOK:  Museum of Antiquity, Illustrated.  Hardcover.  Yaggy & Haines.  First Edition.  1882.

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The full title is:  Museum of Antiquity:  A Description of Ancient Life – the Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, The Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 years ago.  Whew! This is a first edition from 1882 and it is worth a place on your book shelf or favorite place to read.  It is indeed a fascinating read full of factual, skewed and biased opinions. Contents:  Pompeii; Amusements; Domestic Life; Domestic Utensils; Employment; Troy; Nineveh & Babylon; Religion or Mythology; Fine Arts; Literature; Tombs & Catacombs; Truth of the Bible.  About 175 illustrations.  7 steel plate engravings.

 

Lucinda Weaver is gold stamped on the cover. I was unable to find the reason for the stamp or any history on Ms. Weaver.  The condition of the book is fair.  Text and illustrations are clean throughout but there are a few spots of discoloration, dog eared pages and corner creases.  A few minor tears are on pages 775-778.  The front board is loose from the from the esotericstuff.com book but the spine is tight with no loose pages.  Spine tape will bring that issue back to order. Some rubbing on the leather cover.

 

A fascinating book.

 

There is another first edition from 1883 also on my site (search R-9085)

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