Treasures of Art, Industry and Manufacture Represented in the American Centennial Exhibition At Philadelphia 1876

By: Norton, Charles B. Editor

Price: $750.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Large folio, 20" x 14" Ten preliminary leaves including additional engraved title; 50 chromolithograph plates with dust sheet and with letterpress description in English and French. 3/4 pebbled leather with brown marbled hard paper covers. Covers are scuffed and rubbed with some chipping and loss of color at the edges, corners are rubbed showing paper underneath, spine tips a bit chipped and bottom spine starting to lift. Marbled end papers, some chipping and clear tears at the margins on the free end papers, a few of the dust sheets for the plates have some edge tears. Some scattered foxing on the interior but otherwise clean and unmarked. Interior colour plates are truly spectacular "a triumph of color printing, the plates are by Clay, Cosack and Co. , of Buffalo, NY; the work is given an extended notice by Marzio, Democratic Art, pp 188-189. It is one of the most elegant of the exposition books..." First edition. An amazing visual record of the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition with examples of decorative manufacture from around the world. Exhibitors included Gorham, Tiffany and Co. , Wilson Sewing Machin Co. , George H. Corliss , Haviland China, Axminster, and many from Italy, Spain, Ecuador, China, England, France, Russia, etc. Heavy and large for international shipping -- packed weight almost 7 kgs. ; Chromo-lithograph; Folio 13" - 23" tall

Title: Treasures of Art, Industry and Manufacture Represented in the American Centennial Exhibition At Philadelphia 1876

Author Name: Norton, Charles B. Editor

Illustrator: Illustrated by Clay, Cosack & Co.

Categories: Americana, Illustrated Books, Business,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Cosack & Co. , Etc.: 1877

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 10624

Keywords: World's Fair Philadelphia Exposition Manufacturers Chromolithographs,