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131571
(GREAT EXHIBITION.)

Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations, 1851....

Reports by the juries on the subjects in the thirty classes into which the exhibition was divided. Presentation copy.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Printed for the Royal Commission, William Clowes & Sons, 1852

Stock Code: 131571

£1,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Presentation edition, with a copy presented to every exhibitor at the Great Exhibition of 1851; trade editions were also produced. The book is a key contemporary document for the Exhibition, giving the jury awards and details of the thirty categories of exhibit, and was selected in Printing and the Mind of Man as the representative book for the Exhibition. This is the copy of the Hofbibliothek Donaueschingen (the Donaueschingen court library) with their stamp to the title page verso. Once one of the great German collections, the library has been gradually dispersed over the last few decades.

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Description

Quarto. Original red cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, spine and covers decorated with a wreath design in gilt and blind, yellow endpapers, gilt edges.

Illustrations

With 3 colour plates.

Condition

Spine a little sunned, some pages a little toned, very minor wear to tips. An excellent, tight copy with joints and hinges intact.

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