Busiest House in America: np, 1893. Item #98-2767
Well illustr, 10 x 7, blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering, 868 pp. Covers fair/poor, page edges faded, inner hinges cracked, covers very loose and becoming detached, smoker's copy, ink note on front endpaper, soiling, staining, toning, tears, loose signatures, spotting, pencil lines, pages 53/54 and 117/118 cello tape repair becoming detached, page 253/254 is detached and defective, creased corners, offsetting, most of the pages have just soiling and are fairly clean, owner's name stamped on cover "Aug. Elias, Bay City, Mich." Included in the catalogue are a few souvenirs of the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago: World's Fair Souvenir Blotter, Columbia Ink Stand (also a stamp box, match box and paper weight), sterling silver souvenir spoons of the Woman's Building and of the U.S. Government Building. In addition, there are sections on jewelry, pocket watches, eye glasses, compasses, pens, opera glasses. Comes with the owner's business card. Sold as is.