Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1876 Frank Leslie huge illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Centennial Exposition, Frank Leslie, 1876 Exposition, 19th Century American culture].
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Frank Leslie's Historical Register of the United States Centennial Exposition, 1876. Embellished with nearly Eight Hundred Illustrations Drawn Expressly for this Work by the Most Eminent Artists in America, ed. by Frank H. Horton.
Published 1877, New York by Frank Leslie's Publishing House.
324 pages. Full page color lithographed frontis.
Period full leather binding, raised and gilt bands, title and publication year in gilt on spine and covers. All edges gilt.
Front joint cracked but covers still firmly asttached. Contents very clean, text block tight. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Magnificent over sized folio album published by Frank Leslie. Work contains hundreds of wonderful text and full page (numerous double page) engravings depicting the ground and exhibits of the centennial exposition. Produced as a keepsake album of high quality, clearly an expensive book in its time.
Book measures: 16 1/2" H X 11 1/2" W.