RARE Leather 1889 Antique American and World History Book Golden Treasure Presidents Wars Slavery
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This is a beautiful, fascinating, and extremely scarce illustrated antique large historical book bound in ornate blindstamped leather with gold gilt labeling, gold page edges, engraved illustrations / plates, and brown floral decorated endpapers, entitled "The Golden Treasure" or "A World of Knowledge," by John Walters Childebert, published in 1889 by James H. Mason, St. Louis, Missouri, with a lovely frontispiece illustrated engraving, and 898 pages.
This huge, very interesting, and extremely rare old volume is valued at over $250. I have only seen one other later edition in cloth hardcover binding rather than leather sell for almost $200.
There are numerous beautiful illustrations including the frontispiece plus 30 full-page engravings and many smaller engraved illustrations including a steel engraving of A Winter Scene in Germany protected by an onion skin tissue guard, George Washington, General Ulysses S. Grant, Chester A. Arthur, Captain de Long, Lieutenant Greely, a steel engraving / plate protected by onion skin tissue guard of "The Fair Client" engraved by T. Doney, Lieutenant Lockwood, Franklin Pierce, a Birds-Eye View of Suspension Bridge - New York, James A. Garfield, James Buchanan, Attack on Fort Sumter by the Monitor Fleet, a steel engraving / plate with onion skin tissue guard of "The Hiding of Moses," Cromwell Dissolving the Long Parliament, Battle of Pyramids, Ancient Jerusalem, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, Corinth, Modern Nazareth, In the Garden Gethsemane, the Battle of Mount Tabor, and others.
Names, places, events, topics, and other contents include North American History, wars, forts, slaves, freemasons, immigrants, Kuklux Klan, the Crusades, pirates, Lost and Ruined Cities of the World, The Aboriginal Inhabitants, Christopher Columbus and his Theories, Events of 1492, Navigators and Voyages, Evidence of Civilizations, Native American Indians and their Tribes and Characteristics, the Great Algonquin Family, The Florida Indians, the Comanche, Huron, Iriquois, and Shoshone, Exploration and Conquest, John Cabot, Vasco Nunez de Balboa, Knights of the Golden Circle, King Cotton, Gold and Silver Mines, the New World, Volcanoes, Canada and the First French Colony, Fur Trading, Wars with England, railroads, epidemics, famine, fires, and natural disasters, United States History, the Puritans, History of Mexico, the Aztec Empire, Temples and Religion, the Colonial Settlements, New Amsterdam, the Seven Years War, the War of 1846, Burning of Mexican Generals, the Revolutionary War, George Washington, The Spaniards, Burgoyne, the "Whisky Rebellion," Tri-Colored flag Displaced by Stars and Stripes, Montezuma, the Austrian Archduke Maximillian, the Missouri Compromise, the Battle of San Jacinto, The John Brown Raid, the Civil War, the Mormons, General Robert E. Lee, General Ulysses S. Grant, the Assassination of Garfield, De Soto's Exploration in Alabama, Indian Wars, Franciscan Missions in California, John C. Fremont, the Gold Rush, Pike's Peak, Dutch and Swedish and English Settlements, the Pequot War, Fort Christina, Fort Carolina and the Massacre of Huguenots, the Seminole War, Oglethorpe, the Cherokee Indians of Georgia, General Sherman's March, Atlanta, New France, Battle of Tippecanoe, Fort Wayne, the Louisiana Purchase, Prohibition, Daniel Boone, the War of 1812, Crozat and John Law, New Orleans, Early Explorers and Pioneer Settlers, Lord Baltimore, Maryland, religion, "Mason's and Dixon's Line," the Battle of Antietam, King Philip's War, Quakers and Witches, Lexington and Bunker Hill, Pontiac's War, Hull's Surrender, "The Michigan War," Fort Anthony in Minnesota, The Secession Movement, Vicksburg, Abraham Lincoln, The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the Comstock Lode in Nevada, New Jersey, Charles II, Berkeley and Cartaret, Battle of Trenton, Sir Henry Hudson, Fort Orange, Manhattan, Execution of Leister, the Erie Canal, Feudal Tenure, The Colony of Rowan River in North Carolina, Locke's Constitution, the Mission at Guadenhutten in Ohio, William Penn, "Molly Maguires," Roger Williams, William Coddington, Rhode Island, Union of the Plantations, Scotch Presbyterians Drive to Carolina by Persecutions, John Sevier, Tennessee, Texas, War of Independence, Massacre of the Alamo, Galveston, the "Green Mountain Boys" of Vermont, Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, the Stuarts, Harper's Ferry, the Amazon, the Andes, South American Discoveries, the Voyage of Magellan, the Unitarians and the Federals, War with Peru, abolitionists, Juan Fernandez, William Lloyd Garrison, anti-masons, freemasonry / masonic societies, John T. Whittier, Louis Tappan, the Boston Tea Party, Barnburners, Civil Rights, Thomas Jefferson, the Dred-Scott Decision, Chief Justice Taney, Freedmen's Bureau, George Cabot, Hessians, Horace Greeley, General Neal Dow, Sons of Liberty, States Rights, The Tammany Society, Aaron Burr, the Underground Railroad, Henry Clay, the Wilmot Proviso, the White League, Women's Rights, Captain Cook, the Hawaiian Islands, King Kamehameha, the Old Norsemen's Tower in Touro Park - Newport, Rhode Island, Napoleon Bonaparte, plague, Gustavus Adolphus, the Thirty Years War, Causes of Immigration, Early Civilization, Ponce de Leon, European Races and Languagues, African Slavery, Jamaica, Hayti, the Caribbee Islands, Sir Walter Raleigh, the West Indies, Conquest of France by Caesar, palaces, the Dukes of Burgundy, Charlemagne, Denmark, Valdemar, Jeanne Darc (Joan of Arc), Italian Expeditions, the Bastile, prisons, the Edict of Nantes, the Crimean War, the Reformation, Germany, William of Orange, Martin Luther, Battle of Sadowa, England, Missionaries, "War of the Roses," John Wesley, Oliver Cromwell, free trade, Conquest of Wales, Battle of Culloden, Massacre of Protestants in Ireland, Battle of Boyne, the Fenian Brotherhood, the Fall of Constantinople, Greece, the Romans, the Beggars, John Barneveldt, naval wars, the French Revolution, Siege of Haarlem, Holland, the Byzantine Empire and Emperors, Popes, Nero, the Tartars, Peter the Great, Russia, Ivan the Terrible, Servia, the Moors, Calvin, Mohammed II, Massacre of Christians in Turkey, the Nile, Egyptians, Congo, Africa, Timbuctoo, the Colonization of Liberia, Dr. Livingstone and Stanley, Abyssinia, Carthage, Ruin of the Vandal Kingdom, Piracy, Cape Colony, the Boers, diamond mines, Zulu War, Egyptian Ruins, Menes, Shepherd King, King Nebuchadnezzar, Cleopatra, Thebes, Alexander the Great, Monrovia, the American Colonization Society, Madagascar, King Leopold, Asia, Thibet, The Gobi Desert, Charles Martel, Arabia, India, Beloochistan, the Chinese Empire, The Sorrow of Han, The "Great Wall" and "Great Canal," Marco Polo, Opium Traffic, Dynasties, Buddhism, Moslem Invaders, the Black Hole of Calcutta, Warren Hastings, Lord Cornwallis,Sir Colin Campbell, Dr. Judson, Burmah, pilgrims and pilgrimages, Japan, Corea, Kublai Khan, Commodore Perry, Ayran Tribes, Persia (Iran), Australia, Bible History, the Deluge, Chronology, Moses, the Temple of Solomon, the Maccabees, the Jews, Punic Wars, Jesus Christ, Hannibal, Pompey, the Huns, Mahomet, Kingdom of Navarre, the Spanish Inquisition, the Goths, John Knox, patriots / Yankees, inventions, John Endicott, Victor Hugo, the Emancipation Proclamation, Mythology, the Tower of Babel, the Slaying of Goliath, David, Festivals and Traditions, and much more!
It is in very nice condition internally for the age without apparent significant page tears or markings except a previous owner's name inside the cover and one closed edge tear that I noticed toward the front, the pages are still entirely bound and tight, and the only other damage is to the covers and spine, as shown, with the spine and some of the leather peeled, and the front cover is detached with the back cover barely attached, but likely could be easily rebound, especially being in such wonderful intact condition inside.
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