New York: The American News Company, 1879. Hardcover. Includes 25 colored art plates and 800 engravings. A memento from the first World's Fair in the U.S., which was attended by nearly 10 million visitors. Thirty-seven countries participated in this historic event. Elephant folio bound in three quarter tan leather over black pebbled cloth boards. Gilt title to spine and front cover. This impressive volume has been expertly restored and rebacked using all of the original materials. Minor wear and rubbing to boards, edges, and corners. A few chips to leather and book cloth. A few small dampstains to book cloth. Clean and bright interior with vibrant chromo-lithographic illustrations. Occasional smudge marks to margins. 395 pages. AME/122018. Very Good.
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