Fraser, John. Youth's Golden Cycle; or, Round the Globe in Sixty Chapters: showing How to Get On in the World. Philadelphia & Chicago: Louis Benham & Co., 1890. 
Brown cloth decorated in gilt & black, 6 1/2 x 8 inches, marbled page edges, green ivy end papers, small ink private name stamp inside front, 439 clean pp., illustrated, tight. Very good. Hardcover.
Title continues: Hints on Success in Life; Examples of Successful Men; The Blessings of Loving Mothers, Careful Housewives, Clean, Cozy Homes; What and How to Eat and Drink; What to Read and How to Write; The Structure and Uses of the Most Important Members of the Body; How to Be and Keep Strong; The Wonders of Creation, Science and Art; Little Things - their Importance; Entertaining Stories of Animals; Animals - their Language and Habits; “Queer Fishes”; A Chamber of Marvels; Ballads, Poetry, Fiction, etc., etc.
By John Fraser, A.M., Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature in the University of Chicago; Author of “From Chaucer to Longfellow,” “Archie Gascoigne: A Romance of Skye,” “History of Scottish Chap-Books,” etc., etc.
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There are 32 full-page plates plus decorative head and end pieces for each chapter. Instruction for building character, as described in the title, mainly through the examples of famous persons and from nature. A very handsome copy, illustrated.