The Peerless Speaker: A Practical Manual of Elocution and Oratory by Hon. William McKinley (1902) hardcover book


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Hon. William McKinley - The Peerless Speaker: A Practical Manual of Elocution and Oratory containing Rules and Instructions for the cultivation and preservation of the voice and use of gestures together with choice selections for readings and recitations now used in the principal schools of elocution and extracts from the speeches of noted American orators including the famous eulogy on Abraham Lincoln

Chicago: Homewood Publishing Company Publishers, 1902 (no other editions or printings listed). Hardcover. No dust jacket. Green illustrated boards with gold lettering. Profusely illustrated text. 416pp. Poor condition. Edgewear to the perimeter of the outer boards. Staining to the upper left-hand corner of the front board (see photos). Wear to the upper and lower spine. Rubbing to all faces of the outer boards. DIngs, foxing, and scratching to all faces of the outer boards. Worn corners. Pencil markings to the upper edge of the front endpaper. Pencil annotations to the upper edge of the rear pastedown. Tearing to the upper edge of the rear endpaper. Some pencil annotations throughout. Staining to several pages of the text. Creasing, toning, scratching, smudging, and discoloration to the outer/inner boards, endpapers, pages of the text, and the text-block edge.

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