A very neat, large heavy book, Illustrated Home Book of the World's Great Nations, edited by Thomas Powell, Published by A L Bancroft & Co..title page reads in part, "being a geographical, Historical and pictorial encyclopedia describing and illustrating the scene's, events, manners & customs of many nations from the dawn of civilization to the present time, embellished with over one thousand engravings by the most eminent artists...countries covered are Persia, Egypt, Greece, Hindoostan, Siam (etc), China, Tartary (etc), Palestine, Syria & Tibet, Italy, Pompeii, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austrian Empire, Turkey, Danubian Principalities, Empire of Russia, Norway & Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Portugal, Barbary States, Abyssinia, Liberia, Mediterranean Islands, South African, Great Britain & Ireland, United Sates, Canada, Mexico, Central America & the West Indies, South America, Australia & New Zealand..
Hard back cover still displays nice color, corner bumps, top & bottom spine shelf wear, light soiling...spine is soft, all pages attached...book is complete, contains 670 pages...interior pages are nice, front blank page having a hand written name in ink, second blank page having a tear by spine at bottom, otherwise, pages are clean with light age toning, a finger smudge here & there, not creasing or tears noted..book measures 11 1/2" X 9 1/2", 1 3/4"thick...great book to add to your collection..
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