London: [Her Majesty's Commissioners], 1862. First Edition. Folio (37cm). Green library buckram, backed in green morocco, stamped in gilt on spine and front board, all edges sprinkled green, top edge stained grey; plain endpapers; [viii], 183,,1-119,,63,,1-6 7* 7** 8-111, , 91, , 115, pp; 3 inserted plates and numerous in-text wood engravings, some large. Ex-library, with discard stamp to front pastedown and pencil notes to endpapers. Straight and sturdy, with minor shelfwear, first two leaves repaired at the upper margin, occasional scattered foxing and minor fingersoil but largely clean: Very Good.
"A descriptive catalog of the industrial exhibits. Volumes 1 and 2 are devoted to the industries of Great Britain. . . At the beginning of volume 1 is 'A concise history of the International Exhibition of 1862' by John Hollingshead." With sections on mining and metallurgy; chemicals and pharmaceuticals; food products; "Animal and Vegetable Substances used in Manufactures"; railroads and trains; carriages; manufacturing machines; agricultural & horticultural technology; and general machinery. RYDELL 114.