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The Jewel City

The Jewel City

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The Jewel City

by Ben Macomber

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San Francisco: John H. Williams, 1915. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First Edition, 1915, Comprehensive and heavily illustrated book about the Panama Pacific International Exposition,Its Planning and Achievement, Its Architecture, Sculpture, Symbolism, Palaces and Exhibits, 294 pages including index, color frontispiece, two maps and more than 75 illustrations. 2 pages of book advertisements. Book is near Fine, publisher's decorated cloth, elaborate illustration of the Palace of Fine Arts on front board in gilt, one bumped corner else Fine, clean end papers, NO previous owner bookplate or writing, Jacket is Very Good, corner wear, one inch chip to heel of spine, top edge shows 1/8 loss on front and rear panel, tear to front lower edge, still looks sharp in new mylar sleeve. A very nice First Edition.

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From the book:No more accurate account of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition has been given than one that was forced from the lips of a charming Eastern woman of culture. Walking one evening in the Fine Arts colonnade, while the illumination from distant search-lights accented the glory of Maybeck's masterpiece, and lit up the half-domes and arches across the lagoon, she exclaimed to her companion: "Why, all the beauty of the world has been sifted, and the finest of it assembled here!" This simple phrase, the involuntary outburst of a traveled visitor, will be echoed by thousands who feel the magic of what the master artists and architects of America have done here in celebration of the Panama Canal. I put the "artists" first, because this Exposition has set a new standard. Among all the great inter-national expositions previously held in the United States, as well as those abroad, it had been the fashion for managers to order a manufactures building from one architect, a machinery hall from another, a fine arts gallery from a third. These worked almost indepen-dently. Their structures, separately, were often beautiful; together, they seldom indicated any kinship or common purpose. When the buildings were completed, the artists were called in to soften their disharmonies with such sculptural and horticultural decoration as might be possible.

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Bookseller
Pacific Coast Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
003798
Title
The Jewel City
Author
Ben Macomber
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
John H. Williams
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date Published
1915
Keywords
San Francisco, Panama Pacific International Exposition

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