Centennial Portfolio: A Souvenir of the International exhibition at Philadelphia Comprising Lithographic Views of Fifty of its Principal Buildings with Letter-Press Description
Philadelphia: Thomas Hunter, 1876. A lovely copy of this first edition, designed to highlight the international exposition. clean and tidy gilt and black decorated cloth. There is a map of the centennial grounds, and then fifty beautifully coloured lithographs, with plans and descriptions to facing pages where applicable. 52 pages + 50 lithographs. The final coloured lithograph is of Independence Hall. The exhibition was timed to celebrate 100 years of independence. The covers are in very good, clean condition, with just a small area of discoloration to the rear panel. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a touch of darkening to the edges and a touch of foxing to a few pages. 190 by 290mm (7½ by 11½ inches).