World's Columbian Exposition Chicago c. 1893 souvenir album decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Book, 19th Century Books, Souvenir Albums, Illustrated Books, Americana, Chicago World's Fair, World's Columbian Exposition).
World's Columbian Exposition Chicago.
Published c. 1893, United States.
14 panels/ plates. Text in English.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & cover designs, embossed pictorial cover decorations.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, covers age soiled, short edge split, accordion style text block separated from paste-down portion rendering the double page birds-eye view in two pieces, some other fold lines with short splitting, remains attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, mostly clean, still pleasing.
Still attractive on the shelf. The souvenir displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.