Dream City World's Columbian Exposition 1904 Chicago pictorial souvenir albumBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, World's Columbia Exposition, St. Louis World's Fair, Illustrated Books, Crowd Scenes).
The Dream City: A Portfolio of Photographic Views of the World's Columbian Exposition, with an Introduction by Halsey C. Ives.
Published 1904, St. Louis, Missouri by N.D. Thompson Publishing Co.
c. 300 pages, all full page b&w photo images with explanatory text below. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
Wonderful book with endless great views of the grounds, many views with people and/or crowds.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, oblong format. Front coverboard is cracked/ bent where it meets the spine covering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, front board creased along junction with spine cloth, edges worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this great book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 1/4" H x 13 3/4" W.