Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...
Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...
Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...
Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...
Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...

Royal Commission for the Great Exhibition of the works of industry of all nations, 1851. Official descriptive and illustrated catalogue. In three volumes...

London: Spicer Brothers, wholesale stationers; W. Clowes and Sons, printers, 1851. Large 8vo, pp. cxcii, 508, 465*-478*, 76 (ads); [4], [479]-1002; [4], [1003-1470]; lithograph presentation leaf in volume I, inscribed in ink "To Thomas Battam, Esq. from his most obedient servants Spicer Brothers & Wm. Clowes & Sons," added engraved title page, large folding color plan of the galleries, double-page lithograph plate, extensively illustrated throughout with wood engravings in the text and wood-engraved plates; original blue cloth stamped in gilt on upper covers and spines. The complete record of the exhibits, exhibitors, and prize winners, an essential source of information on the state of industry and the industrial arts in the mid-19th century. Volume I deals with Raw Materials and Machinery; volume II deals with Manufactures and Fine Arts and exhibits from the Colonies; volume III deals with foreign exhibits. The spines are worn and cracked, but the entire set has been rebacked and recased with the original spines laid down, so the set is sound. Lacking the geographical view in volume I, 2 plates loose, but present in volume I, and another plate with ragged margins reinserted. Good and sound. A smaller supplemental volume was published the following year and is not included here. Item #55119

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