The Centennial Exposition, described and illustrated, being a concise and graphic description of this grand enterprise, commemorative of the First Centennary of American Independence
by Ingram, J.S.
Philadelphia: Hubbard Bros, 1876. Hardcover. Clean and tight but for some foxing to first 20 pp., fading to spine, and some rubbing to covers. News sheet is folded, edge-torn, and age-toned.. Maroon cloth/bevelled boards. Gilt lettering, decoration, and borders. 770 pp. with bw frontis, folding plan of the exposition, and several bw illustrations (1 folding). Adverts at back. First sheet of the (Philadelphia) Public Ledger, Volume 1, No. 1, dated Friday Morning, March 25, 1836, laid in. Includes the history of the Centennial from inception to final closing ceremonies, description of the principal buildings, foreign pavilions, booths and state buildings, with their interesting displays, exhibits of resources and products of the nations of the world, the mineralogical, archaeological and geological collections from all states of the union, the wonders of the Swiss Watch Department, the Centennial Live Stock Exhibition, memorial parades and anniversaries of various orders, Great State Days, awards to exhibitors foreign and American, and numerous other subjects showing the magnitude and character of the New World's Fair, and illustrating the best achievements of human genius, industry and skill from all lands and all peoples.
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