1878 - The Chefs-D’Oeuvre D’ Art of the International Exhibition (Elephant Folio)
Edited By Edward Strahan
Published 1878, First Edition
George Barrie Publisher/ Philadelphia
This piece showcases the Paris Exhibition in France in 1878 which featured painting and sculptures of the period from a range of artists.
Includes 48 stunning steel engravings with tissue guards on high quality paper along with 28 wood engraved plates with 85 illustrations.
Elephant Folio, three-quarter Morocco, black leather with gilt decorations/lettering, frontispiece with tissue guard, marbled endpapers, red edges to all sides, binding tight, numerous engravings with illustrations/ page detail, pages clean, some rubbing to corners/ board edges, 137pp. In the back of book are 9 pages with tucked in dried botanical pieces from the past as seen in some photos. Overall very good antiquarian condition.
Size: 11 1/2” x 16 3/4”