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Universal Exhibitions From David Batterham


The Great Exhibitions


Studio Vista 1977 . 4to 191 pages A scholarly popular survey of Universal Exhibitions from l851 to l975 with many illustrations fro original sources An ex library copy with almost invisible perforated stamp on the tiel page


The Art Journal Illustrated Catalogue of the International Exhibition 1862


1862 . 4to 324 pages Nearly every page illustrated with engravings. This catalogue is less common than that for the l851 Exhibition and gives a fine account of advances is taste and skill since the earlier Great Exhibition This copy has been recently rebound in cloth with a leather spine label


"Tallis's History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the Worlds Industry in l851"

By TALLIS John & STRUTT J.G. (Editor):

Illustrated by beautiful steel engravings from original drawings and daguerrotypes by Beard, Mayall and others . John Tallis, London and New York l852 . 3vols 4to 265pp. 263pp, 119pp + 144 engraved plates. This work which is now hard to find is one of the three main contemporary records of the Great Exhibition ( The others being the Official Catalogue and the Art Journal Catalogue of the applied arts). The text gives a discursive description of the various sections and Courts of the Exhibition as well as the international stands and the individual exhibits. The work is also interesting for the use of daguerrotypes in producing the the engravings; Beard and Mayall being pioneers of photography at the period, The three volumes are recently bound in two, in green cloth with spine labels (lacks the title-page to volume III ) Postage at cost


"The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Paris l855"


4to 46 pp. + xx pp . The scarcest of the Art Journal catalogue/surveys of the French International Exhibitions. 46pp, richly illustrated. This section is followed by a 20 page article by George Wallis, "The Artistic and Commercial Results of the Universal Exhibition of 1855" Newly rebound in green cloth



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April 30 1951 . Bumper Number of Punch on occasion of the Festival Exhibition 112 pages and 85 pages of advertisement


" Exposition l900 - Album Photographique"

By TARIDE A.(Editeur):

l900 . Decorated red souvenir album - a "fold-out" of 20 photos of various aspects of the Exhibitions. Very light wear on spine. Post paid in UK