Baxter Gems of Great London Exhibition 1850's Wonderful color printing plates bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[The Great Exhibition, George Baxter, Oil Color Picture Printing, Statues, Artistic Exhibition].
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Baxter's Gems of the Great Exhibition Dedicated by Special Command to His Imperial Majesty The Emperor of Austria, by George Baxter.
Published 1854, London by George Baxter.
Incomplete, contains 6 [of 9] plates.
Period 1/2 leather binding, gilt decoration and title on front cover.
Fantastic color printing of the era, by a unique, short-lived and patented method by Baxter.
Significant rubbing, scuffing and chipping on spine and corners. Contains 6 of 9 original plates. Surviving plates are clean and free of spotting or foxing. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 12 3/4" H X 8 1/4" W.