Age of Optimism - Milestones of History series, Volume 5. 1803-1897. Editor Alan Palmer. Here you will find fascinating articles about the people and the historical events that shaped the 19th Century. Beethoven, Napoleon, Queen Victoria, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and Dr Theodore Herzl, the British Empire, Lord Byron, the Steam Age, the early railroads, and much more. Hundreds of illustrations include photographs in both color and b/w, as well as many drawings, cartoons, and paintings. Charts, maps, and timelines round out the publication. Condition: Very good. Hardcovers have a ''leathery'' look to them, which is shiny/new-looking except for three tiny marks near spine on front. 'Gold-leaf' effect lettering on spine, bright and shiny and unworn. Interior pages are crisp, clean and tight.