Illustrated History Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition 1876 McCabe leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Illustrated History of the Centennial Exhibition, Held in Commemoration of the One Hundredth Anniversary of American Independence. With a Full Description of the Great Buildings and All the Objects of Interest Exhibited in Them, Embracing Also A Concise History of the Origin and Success of the Exhibition, and Biographies of the Leading Members of the Centennial Commission, to which is added a Complete Description of the City of Philadelphia, by James D. McCabe.
Published 1876, Philadelphia, by The National Publishing Company.
918 pages. Text in English. Steel engraved frontis & half title. Profusely illustrated throughout with almost 400 wood engraved images including a good number of folding plates.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations and title lettering.
Binding age worn, staining, joints cracked, covers loosened.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina, paper well age toned.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 6 1/8" W.