“Let the reader follow each character separately, from childhood to manhood noting carefully the different changes in the career of each and the motives which actuated and brought them about.” This inspiring old work is “Hidden Treasures Or Why Some Succeed While Others Fail” by H.A. Lewis and published in 1889 by Moses, Lewis, & Co. This is finely illustrated with page decorations to full page illustrations. Some of the biographies are: John Adams, John Jacob Astor, P.T. Barnum, Thomas Hart Benton, George Childs, Henry Disston, Thomas Edison, William Fargo, Benjamin Franklin, Horace Greeley, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E Lee, Potter Palmer, Russell Sage, Nathan Rothschild, George Pullman, Moses Taylor, John Wannamaker, Eli Whitney, and many more! There are also some chapters on instruction success, economy, and failure.
This work is app. 9”x6.5” with 512 pages. This has cloth covered hardboards with decorative embossing to front and spine. This is in very good condition overall with some corner,edge, spine wear and bumping. There is some light fading in spots to the blue cloth to front with more fading and soiling to the back as shown. The front hinge is cracked but the binding is tight and all pages intact. The book is complete. There is a former owner sticker inside the front cover. There is age toning. There are no offensive odors.