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 generally good copy; spine has a small blemish, back cover has a minute ding and lots of ight staining or offset soil, while the interior is perfectly clean, sound and tight. All in all, good to very good. The twenty or so images portraying correct gestures in elocution are unintentionally funny; and there's plenty of intentional.