Select Readings for Public and Private Entertainment; Containing Choice Selections of the Most Pathetic, Gay, Humorous, Heroic, Sublime and Patriotic Speches and Poems. Accompanied by Explanatory Notes, together with Appropriate Elocutionary Instructions, the Whole Adapted to the Purposes of Improvement in tyhe Art of Reading and Speaking. Illustrated.

Chicago: Standard Publishing Co. 1890. Hardcover. 519p., paperstock is somewhat acidic and toned and not yet fragile, texts are illustrated with a number of vignette woodblocks; reprint of an 1885 first issue, hardbound cased into 9x6 inch grey cloth boards decorated in black and titled gilt. A very good copy; spine has a small blemish, back cover has a minute ding and some light staining or offset soil, while the interior is perfectly clean, sound and tight. All in all a very good copy. The twenty or so images portraying correct gestures in elocution are unintentionally funny.

Cat.No: 183589

Price: $30.00