This old work is "The Century Book of Facts A Handbook of Ready Reference Embracing History, Biography, Government, Law, Language, Literature, Invention, Science, Domestic Economy, Industry, Finance, Art, Religion, Education, Hygiene, And Useful Miscellany" by Henry Ruoff, M.A., D.C.L.. This was printed in 1902 by the King-Richardson Co. It is illustrated. "This volume is designed to meet the popular demand for a book of reliable and authentic information touching our every day pursuits and requirements. It belongs to a class of publications of a cyclopedic character...The present work is confined exclusively to those departments of knowledge with which we are most practically and vitally concerned. Its mission is to convey useful and general information to all classes of readers, and incidentally to add something to every one's store of general culture." This volume is divided into books of like topics and these books are the following: Government and Law, Language and Literature, History and Biography, Science-Invention-Discovery, Hygiene-Domestic Economy-Dietetics, Finance-Industry-Transportation, Relligion-Education-FIne Arts, and Misc. Facts and Figures. Some of the things to be found inside are: Business Law and Forms, Rights of Married Women, Laws of Subscription, Parliamentary Law, State and Territorial Statistics, Pension Laws, Punctuation, Capital Letters, Foreign Words and Phrases, AUthors of Famous Poems, Early Literature, Persian Literature, Hebrew Literature, Forty Immortals of the French Academy, Goethe's Faust, Renaissance, History of the Theater, Great Men's Works, Chronological Eras, Old English Holidays, Perpetual Calendar, Dictionary of Mythology and Folklore, Outlines of Universal History, Kings and QUeens of England, Presidents of the U.S., Famous Naval Battles, Decisive Battles of History, Franco-German War, Spanish American War, The Earth's Surface, Electricity , Volcanoes, Zoology, Compass, Astronomy, Earthquakes, Gunpowder, Medicine, Physics, Mesmerism, Ptolemaic System, Steam Engines, Steel, Pianoforte, Diet of Brain-Workers, Analysis of Food, Chemical Composition of the Human Body, Baths, Corpulency, Medicinal Food, Small Points on Table Etiquette, Drugs, Seasonable Food, Breakfast-Dinner-Supper-Tea, French-English Dishes, Care of the Teeth, Care of the Hair, Antidotes For Poisons, Cancer, Early Forms of Currency, Banks, Wildcat Banks, Trade Unions, Trusts, Railroads, Insurance, Telegraph Rates, Occupations in the United States, Coins of Great Britain, American Coinage, World's Production of Coin and Silver, Strikes, Mining and Milling Terms, European Cathedrals, Translations of the Bible, Catacombs, Inquisition, Celibacy in the Roman Catholic Church, English Universities, Kissing the Book, Celebrated Paintings, Church of England, French Renaissance, Holy Grail, Pyramids, Smithsonian Institute, Schools of Art, Sculpture, Royal Academy, Signers of the Declaration of Independence, Civil War Stats, Diplomatic Service, Rare Coins and Their Values, Waterfalls, Wars of the U.S., Weights and Measures, World's Seven Wonders, Indian Folklore, Language of Gems, Slavery, Mardi Gras, Facts About the Earth, Longest Rivers in the World, Ships of the U.S. Navy, Yellowstone Park, Nihilism, Pilgrim Fathers and Mothers, Modern Explosives, Mound-Builders, Modes of Execution, Great Financial Panics, The Brain, and much more!
This book is app. 9.5"x6.5" with 681 pages. This has cloth over decorated hard-boards. This is in good +condition overall with a little corner, edge, spine wear and bumping. There is a little cloth wear at spine tips and corners. The binding is tight and all pages intact. The book is complete. There is age toning to the pages.
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