The Masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition Illustrated.

STRAHAN, Edward, SMITH, Walter, and WILSON, Joseph M.

Published by Gebbie & Barrie, Philadelphia, 1876
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Complete 3-volume set. 4to. Hard-grain morocco with gilt lettering and pictorial gilt, compartments, inner dentelles. xii, 366pp; x, 521pp; clxxxvi, 375pp. All edges gilt. Engraved title page (Volume I), frontispieces, numerous full-page plates, extensive illustrations, watered silk endpapers. Very good overall. Mild edgewear and bit of rubbing to bindings; inoffensive 2" circular abrasion near bottom of Volume I front board affects several middle letters of giltstamped word "Exhibition" and the paraph below it; inner flyleaf and half-title of third volume show discreet archivally-mended corner fold; internally, though, all three volumes exceptionally tight and most handsome, with edge gilting blindingly bright. A lovely first edition of this massive and striking tribute to the material featured at the United States' one hundred year birthday bash, in the original and seldom seen moroccan binding. Strahan's first volume covers "Fine Art," Smith's second volume covers "Industrial Art" and Wilson's third volume covers "History, Mechanics, Science." Extensive illustrations all tissue guarded and near pristine. Rarely seen in this condition and in this deluxe binding. Bookseller Inventory # 35236

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Title: The Masterpieces of the Centennial ...

Publisher: Gebbie & Barrie, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1876

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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