Philadelphia: Gebbie & Barrie, 1876. First Edition. Complete in 3 volumes. 4to. xii, 366; x, 521; clxxxvi, 375 pp. Profusely illustrated with steel, copper and wood engravings. Added engraved title page for Volume I. From the colophon: "Electrotyped by Mackellar, Smiths & Jordan, Philadelphia"; "Printed by Grant, Faires & Rodgers, Philadelphia." Three-quarter brown morocco over brown pebbled cloth with gilt illustration and lettering; all edges gilt. Minor wear to extremities; light foxing; else a near fine set. Item #19411
Volume I: The Art Gallery; Volume II: Industrial Art; Volume III: History, Mechanics, Science. The Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, the first official World's Fair in the United States, was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. Officially named the International Exhibition of Arts, Manufactures and Products of the Soil and Mine, it was held in Fairmount Park along the Schuylkill River on fairgrounds designed by Herman J. Schwarzmann. Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition and thirty-seven countries participated in it. - wiki.