The Book of the Fair (3vols): An Historical and Descriptive Presentation of the World's Science, Art, and Industry, as Viewed through the Columbian Exposition at Chicago in 1893

Bancroft, Hubert Howe.

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Chicago and San Francisco: The Bancroft Co. , 1895. 743 pp., folio. Dark brown leather hardcovers w/ gilt lettering. 3 volumes (I, II, & IV, missing vol 3). A.e.g. "Designed to set forth the Display made by the Congress of Nations, of Human Achievement in Material Form, so as the more Effectually to Illustrate the Progress of Mankind in all the Departments of Civilized Life." Some soiling, moderate scuffing, dampstaining, flexing & edgewear to boards. Sunning, some peeling & moderate edgewear to spines. Bindings tight. Slight scuffing to textblock edges. Some slight foxing & soiling scattered to mostly clean & crisp textblocks. Contains many beautiful b&w photographs of architecture, art & historical persons; Turkish tapestries, Bonet's Electric Tower, immense assemblies of industrial machinery, exotic animal taxidermy displays, Statue of the Republic, the Rochester Lamp Pavilion & many other images from the exhibition. Very Good Leather (Item ID: 155015)


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