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Kings of Fortune or the Triumphs and Achievement of Noble, Self-Made Men, edited by Walter R Houghton...dated 1885, copyright 1884 and published by A E Davis & Co is a book honoring the successful man within several different careers of life's occupations...the title page reads in part "whose brilliant careers have honored their calling, blessed humanity, and shoes lives furnish instruction for the young, entertainment for the old, and valuable lessons for the aspirants of fortune"...careers are: Merchants, Capitalists, Inventors, Editors, Lawyers, Artists, Divines, Authors and Actors...within these careers are stories of many famous men who achieved success....book is illustrated with black & white pictures of many of the men included in this book....
hard back cover displays wear, corner bumps, with some fraying to the edges at corners, top & bottom of spine material, end pages are gold leaf with some wear...spine is soft, all pages attached...book is complete, contains 621 pages....interior pages display light age toning, some soiling and finger smudges, one page corner has a crease which appears to have been used a bookmark, otherwise no creasing or tears noted....book measures 8 1/4" X 6", 2" thick.....great book you will enjoy reading...
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1885 Kings of Fortune or the Triumphs and Achievements of Noble, Self-Made Men, Walter R Houghton, Publ A E Davis & Co, Illustrated
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