Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents. Leopold Lindau, Merkel, author. Mayer, lithographers Ottmann.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.
Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.

Catalogue of the Eden Musée, 55 West 23rd St. Price Ten Cents.

New York: Rich G. Hollaman, 73 Fulton St., 1884. 8vo, chromolithographic wrappers. 72 pp., alternating text with blank pages saved for advertisements, 5 ads, numerous b&w illus.

A handsome guide to the Eden Musée wax museum, concert hall, and amusement center in New York City.

A vivid, theatrical illustration printed by lithographers Mayer, Merkel and Ottmann graces the front wrapper. It depicts a military figure drawing back a curtain to reveal the stately, Second Empire style museum building. The text includes diagrams and description of the exhibits in each chamber of the “Temple of Art”: the Vestibule, Entrance Hall, Central Hall, Sacred Chamber, The Crypt, and the Concert Hall. The Crypt includes tableaux of savage Indian scalping; beheadings in Morocco; the French guillotine; cannibals; and curiously, figures of African explorers such as Stanley, Livingstone and De Brazza. In the center of Concert Hall are figures of U.S. presidents surrounding the Statue of Liberty, with various tableaux and figures set up along the wall; biographies of each figure and tableau. One reads: “Gen. George B. McClellan. This distinguished commander of the War of Secession, was born in Philadelphia on December 3rd, 1826. … [As Commander], he won the great battle of Antietam but did not follow up on his victory. He was again recalled from the command-in-chief, and his career in the war was closed.” Includes ads for E.R. Durkee’s desiccated celery and Warner’s Safe Cure for the “New King on the Throne”—Uric Acid.

CONDITION: One signature detached, two minor chips and two 1 cm closed tears along extremities, 1 cm loss at bottom left corner of front wrapper, spine edge curled.

Item #5529

Price: $375.00