Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, . First Edition. First printing. Quarto (29cm) in three volumes. In original brown half-leather, brown cloth-covered boards, stamped in gold on fronts, titles and pictorial stamps on spines in gilt, all edges marbled; marbled endpapers; vol. I: xii, 366pp; vol. II: x, 521pp; vol. III: clxxxvi, [ii], 375pp; with engraved frontispiece, title page, and 43 plates on inserted leaves in vol. I, engraved frontispieces in vols. II and III, and extensive in-text wood engravings throughout. Sturdy, bright copies, with general mild wear and rubbing to bindings, internally clean: Very Good.
Vol. I: Fine Art, including photography. Vol. II: Industrial Art (i.e. decorative arts). Vol. III: History, Mechanics, Science. "A critical catalog illustrating the arts and industries exhibited at the Centennial Exhibition," with extensive essays on the history of international exhibitions and on the history of this fair. RYDELL 370.