Part of my collection. This book was signed by owner with a date of 1889. From research I find that it was probably from around that time. At one time American publishers did not include a printing date on all their books. I really love the beauty of the covers of the books at that time, the drawings, the embossing, the gilt. The inside drawings are actually wood block prints. It is a work of fiction set in Pompeii leading up to the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
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