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1892 MUSEUM OF WONDERS 1st Ed. Henry Davenport Northrop
1892-MUSEUM-OF-WONDERS-1st-Ed-Henry-Davenport-Northrop
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Ypsilanti, MI, United States

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1892 MUSEUM OF WONDERS 1st Edition by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D.
WELCOME!

Here we have the most fabulous book we have ever owned. It is a First Edition Copy of Museum of Wonders or Curiosities of The World by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D. The book is in excellent condition with very little wear to the outside cover and virtually nothing wrong with the pages inside. The binding is nice and tight and the pages within have a very light tinge of almond but are in otherwise great shape. There are two pencil written dedications on the first two pages where the book was Presented to Frederick Lee Williams in 1893 and later to James Dryden Hodge in 1945. The only damage I see inside is a partial rip to the original Presentation page at the binding.
 The book claims to be "Embellished with more than Two Hundred Superb Engravings." and the description of the book says the book "Contains all the marvels of natural history with graphic descriptions of monsters of the ancient world; wild animals of the forest and plain; beautiful birds and insects; queer wanderers in the vasty deep; wonderful trees, plants and flowers; sublime natural scenery; famous inventions, works of art, buildings, etc., etc. Including thrilling scenes in the polar and tropic worlds; captivating incidents of travel, adventure, and discovery; remarkable traits of strange peoples; great events of history, etc. Together with choice selections of poetry and prose, adapted to all readers by Henry Davenport Northrop, D.D." 
Basically this is Ripley's Believe It Or Not on super-duper steroids times 100! We have never seen anything remotely like it and we doubt anything has ever come as close in scope and magnitude. Page after page, image after image the book assails your brain with the bizarre and the fantastic and everything in between. This really is one of those books you hate to part with because you're never really done with it. The engravings alone are worth the price of admission. We have included several images below but it just scratches the surface as to what lies within. Hard to find and priced accordingly this book should continue to be handed down from generation to generation. 

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Thanks for looking and we sincerely hope you've found your treasure! 
 
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