Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition 1876 lot x 3 parts illustrated souvenir albumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Souvenir Album, Illustrated Books, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia).
Centennial Portfolio: Eight Views of Centennial Buildings and Map of Centennial Grounds.
Published 1876, Philadelphia by Thomas Hunter.
3 separate fascicules, each with 8 color lithographed plates plus b&w map. Text in English.
Publisher's oblong paper wrappers. These loose individual parts in their original wrappers are very scarce today!
Lot is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn, toned, remain overall attractive as objects.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate old damp staining at top corner of most/ all plates, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Lot 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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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 11 1/4" W.