Chicago Columbian Exposition 1893 Official View books 230 photogravure photosBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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[Each contains 115 finely printed photogravure plates, together a total of 230 photographic plates].
Official Views of the World's Columbian Exposition Issued by the Department of Photography. C.D. Arnold & H.D. Higinbotham, Official Photographers.
1893, Chicago, C.D. Arnold, Press Chicago Photo-Gravure Co.
Complete with 115 lovely rotogravure plates, each with tissue guard. No text leaves as issued.
Two different bindings of the same work.
Both oblong format, first red cloth, gilt lettering, fine condition. '
Second book in period 1/2 leather covers, spine leather gone exposing binders paper, scattered foxing throughout, many plates clean. Binding remains sturdy and solid as a book, covers still firmly attached. This example also has an interesting 19th century Hawaii presentation inscription.
Great photographic record of the fair with better than typical photos which are beautifully printed in rotogravure, many showing crowds, visitors and street scapes, fleeting moments captured on camera, a range of exotic and or special exhibits, many great facades, etc.
Books measures: 7 1/4" H X 10 1/2" W.