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Centennial Portfolio: A Souvenir of the International Exhibition

WESTCOTT, Thompson.

Publication Date: 1876
From G.S. MacManus Co., ABAA (Bryn Mawr, PA, U.S.A.)

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WESTCOTT, Thompson. Centennial Portfolio: A Souvenir of the International Exhibition At Philadelphia, Comprising Lithographic Views of Fifty of Its Principal Buildings, With Letter-Press Description. Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876. viii,52pp. plus map and fifty-two tinted lithographic plates. Oblong quarto. Original pebbled morocco, gilt title on both boards, spine gilt. Some wear at edges and corners, dent at foot of spine, light scuff on rear board. Light foxing. Overall, very good. HITCHCOCK 1365 (note). A handsome, large paper copy in the publisher's deluxe binding of this lovely souvenir of the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia. The tinted lithographic plates are of the ornate Victorian exhibition buildings. Among the illustrations are several of the buildings devoted to individual states, exhibits from several European nations, the cheese and butter building, the brewer's exhibit, the Singer Sewing Machine building, and Independence Hall. Also included are a map of the fairgrounds and floorplans for many of the buildings. "Has been called the best known and most useful of the books describing the fair" - Hitchcock. Lithography by Hunter. Bookseller Inventory # 47038

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Title: Centennial Portfolio: A Souvenir of the ...

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

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