Prospectuses and Salesman Samples of Nonfiction Books, 1890s–1920s
|Title and Author/Editor||The Illustrious Life of William McKinley: Our Martyred President (Murat Halstead, 1901), Happy Sundays with the Bible (Edited by Lindley Smyth, 1908), Life and Achievements of Admiral Dewey (Murat Halstead, 1898), A Century of American Literature (Compiled and edited by William Birdsall and Rufus Jones, 1901), A New History of the United States: The Greater Republic (Charles Morris, 1900), History of the Spanish American War (Henry Watterson, 1898), The Royal Gallery of Poetry and Art (Introduced by Rev. W. H. Milburn, 1893), The True Story of Our National Calamity (Logan Marshal, 1913), Practical Medical Therapy (Joseph A. Conwell, 1892) and others.|
|Genre||History, Biography, Autobiography and Memoirs, Medical, Religion, Dictionaries and Encyclopedia|
|Type of Illustration||Engraving, Lithograph, Halftone, Photograph|
|Period||Late 19th/ Early 20th Century|
|Edition Statement||Salesman Samples|
|Number of Books||19|
|Additional Notes||These prospectuses and salesman sample books feature examples of future book covers attached to the flaps or interior covers, key points for the saleman’s pitch, tipped-in information clues, ruler-lined blank pages for subscribers and/or partial text blocks with illustration samples.|
- Please note, this is an item that may be especially difficult to move and/or transport. Unless the shipping option is selected, the winner is responsible for bringing appropriate assistance, vehicle, proper materials, and any necessary tools to pickup.
- wear to covers with fraying, bumped corners, discoloration, soiling and edge wear; crayon markings, inscriptions, pastedowns and graphite/ink writing to endpapers; cocked spines, loose/detaches pages, bowing and cracked hinges; tanning, foxing and fading to text blocks and text edges; conditions vary per volume.
- measures The Royal Galley.