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EXPLANATION OF PROSPECTUS
A Beautiful Book of
Famous Orators and Great Orations of the World
Covering a period of nearly 3.000 years, from the time of Pericles and Demosthenes to the present time; giving the choicest passages of eloquence ever brought together in one volume.
A Complete Book of Ancient and Modern Oratory It is divided into two divisions; the first devoted to American Oratory; the second to European Oratory, ancient and modern. Each is arranged in nine great books, classifyiug the orators, both as to time and character of their orations.
Biographical and Historical Helps The Biography of every Great Orator, including the dates of his life and death, and the iniportant incidents of his career, has been especially written for this book and precedes ) is oration. A carefully prepared history of the time and occasion which called forth the speech, and the audience before which it was delivered, is found with every great oration.
A Great Variety of Oratory Represented Including famous Political orations; wonderful pulpit sermons; delightful afterdinner speeches; dignified senatorial addresses ; great legal arguments; exciting campaigni speeches; learned lectures; in fact, all the styles of oratory which can be found in the whole range of ancient and modern eloquence.
A Magnificent Display of Illustrations At great expense illustrations have been prepared for this great book, including great scenes in history made remarkable for oratory, and the portraits of a hundred or more distinguished orators. These illustrations are handsomely set in beautifully, tinted borders with emblematic designs, and printed in two colors, giving them the rich and beautiful effect of steel engravings.
Description of the Complete Book One large octavo volume, containing in all over seven hundred pages of masterpieces of eloquence of ancient and modern times, as spoken by the world's famous orators. It is printed on fine paper in large clear type, substantially and beautifully bound, with special cover designs. It contains also sixty-four full-page half-tone illustrations, and in all nearly one hundred pictures of scenes and orators connected with famous orations.
Bound in Silk-Finished Cloth
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Bound in Full Morocco, Gold Edges
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