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Oracles of Nostradamus by  Charles A Ward - Hardcover - 1891 - from Knickerbocker Books (SKU: 003988)

Oracles of Nostradamus

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Oracles of Nostradamus

by Ward, Charles A

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London: The Leadenhall Press, 1891. 1891 Edition. VERY GOOD. Undated but an early, possibly first, printing. Title page names The Leadenhall Press in London as well as Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. Ltd., and Scribner & Welford in New York. Scribner and Welford ceased to exist in 1891 (it became Charles Scribner's Sons). Preface by E. Walthamstow is dated 1891. A clean, complete copy bound in black cloth hardcover, gilt titled on spine and front cover. The only markings to the book is a "17D" penned to front free endpaper and a black crossout on reverse side of same endpaper. Light toning to pages, top edge dust stained, bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. There are a few small corner creases and short edge tears to a couple of leaves: text pages otherwise crisp and fine. The catalog is printed on different paper than the text; it has toned a bit more and there are a few small edge chips. Bottom page edges rough cut or untrimmed. Cover is black silk cloth is clean, moderately rubbed along edges and hinges. Corners lightly bumped and there is a bit of board showing at bottom corner tips. Spine gilt is faded and difficult to read. Hinges are tender and a bit loose but intact. There is some looseness between signatures but no loose or pulled pages and the book-block is unbroken. Spine and boards are straight. Clues to the printing date of this copy might be found in the 14-page catalog "Extracts from The Leadenhall Press Book List" which appears at the end of the book. I found no titles with publishing dates later than 1891 other than a listing for "The Dawn of the Twentieth Century." The ad gives a publication date of January 1901 but this may be "advance publicity"- the same ad appears in the 1890/91 edition of "A Handbook of London Bankers" another title published by Leadenhall. (I find no evidence that "The Dawn" ever saw the light of day, it may have been a spoof.) The final page has an amusing full-page ad for "The Author's Hairless Paper Pad"- identically designed ads for the pad appear at least as early as 1890. Early copies of this book are extremely scarce. 5 x 7-3/4"; xxxii + 375 text pages, plus 14 advertising pages.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo.


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Oracles of Nostradamus
Ward, Charles A
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