Ayer, Dr. J. C. Ayer's Almanac for 1889 [Ayer's Sarsaparilla]
London Leadenhall Press 1898 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Book
London: The Leadenhall Press, Ltd. 1898. First Edition. Blue cloth hardcover with gilt decoration on front cover, with title on spine. Measures 6" x 7-3/4" tall. 510 pp. with 22 pages of advertisements in the back. Stated 400 illustrations. Index of story titles in back. Top edge gilt. An interesting almanac for the J. C. Ayer & Co., which markets the Ayer's products within a handy almanac for the year 1889. Interesting catch is they reproduce the english version into 20 other languages, for a total of 21. A table in the front corresponds with the stamped number on each title page. Languages: English (Middle US & Australia / South Africa), "Indian" (East Indies), Spanish (Argentina, Equator, Central America); Portuguese, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian-Danish, Bohemian, Welsh, Italian, Finnish; cover specimens from pamphlets: Turkish, Armenian, Greek, Bulgarian, Polish, Hawaiian, Gujarati, Burmese, and Chinese. Overall, fair condition, with flaws noted: Corners, edges and head / tail of spine bumped and rubbed, with chip at head of spine. Soiling and wear to covers. Front and rear interior gutters cracked. Unknown number of pages missing from front - no title page or front free end paper present. Otherwise internally clean and tight binding. Not ex-library.