New York: John Filmer, 1876. 1st. Leather bound. First Edition. Two volumes in one. Large 4to. 206; 274pp. Illustrations by George C. Bell and other eminent artists. Full-page plates (some fold-outs); in-text illustrations. one-half brown morocco over black pebbled cloth boards; gilt lettering & ruling; all edges gilt. Minor wear to extremities; short split to rear joint; light foxing; light rubbing to boards; a very good copy. Item #16622
One of the largest and most complete books on the first official World's Fair in the United States, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The first part describes the history of the planning and development of the exhibition while the second part serves as an illustrated catalogue.