Wagner, Leopold THE SIGNIFICANCE OF NAMES
New York: Thomas Whitaker, 1893. First edition. Bound in wine-red textured cloth, stamped in blind with device to front cover, lettered in gilt to the spine; no dust jacket. Hardcover. Mild staining, fading to spine, a few minor snags to spine crown, spotting to fore-edge, scattered soiling to textblock, traces of dampstain to upper edge, short edge tears to a few preliminary pages, a bit shaken; withal, a nice, very good plus copy!
Terrifically readable reference source dovetails a plethora of fascinating facts into a smoothly honed narrative format, broken into thematic groups, such as: Articles of Attire, Things Theatrical, Weapons of Steel, Pet Names of American Cities, et alia!