Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition Souvenir Album 1876 tourist pocket view bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Centennial Exhibition, Archtiectural Views).
Philadelphia and the Centennial Exhibition.
Published 1876, Philadelphia by George C. Beaukauff.
26 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Accordion style binding.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, oblong format.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
The block of views is separated from the front pastedown, so the first birds-eye view is split in half. There is another split from the next view along the fold line, so all the views are now a separate block. Typical splitting due to the weight of the block of views when folded up overstresses the fragile paper fold lines.
Binding gently age 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 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. 3 1/2" H x 5" W.