CENTENNIAL PORTFOLIO: A Souvenir of the International Exhibition at Philadelphia, Comprising Lithographic Views of Fifty of Its Principal Buildings, with Letter-Press Description
by Westcott, Thompson
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About This Item
Oblong quarto: viii, 52 p. with 52 tinted lithographic plates. In the original red morocco binding by Ignatius Kohler, with elaborate gilt stamping, four raised bands, ornamental dentelles, and decorative endpapers. Kohler's name is stamped in gilt on the spine heel and what appears to be his pencil signature appears on the title page. Some general rubbing and scuffing along the extremities; else very good.
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- CENTENNIAL PORTFOLIO: A Souvenir of the International Exhibition at Philadelphia, Comprising Lithographic Views of Fifty of Its Principal Buildings, with Letter-Press Description
- Westcott, Thompson
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- Used - Very good
- First Edition
- Thomas Hunter
- Place of Publication
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- Americana, Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Expositions, Fine Binding, U.S. History
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