The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition, Illustrated. Edward STRAHAN, Walter SMITH, Joseph M. WILSON.

The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition, Illustrated

Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, [1875]. 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.

Price: $750.00

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