1893 Chicago World's Fair Art Portfolio souvenir view book Albertype viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Americana, Souvenir Albums, Illustrated Books, View Books, Chicago World's Fair, Columbian Exposition, 1893 World's Fair).
The World's Columbian Exposition Art Portfolio.
Published 1893, New York by the Albertype Co. for A. Wittemann.
14 pages of multiple views plus title page and covers. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 36+ miniature views.
Illustrated paper wrappers, embossed gilt title lettering & pictorial cover design, original decorative ribbon binding cord, unusual oversized oblong format.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, cover lightly soiled with crease at top corner, spine ribbon partially untied, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light old damp staining to edge of final leaf, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/8" H x 11 1/4" W.