London: Virtue & Co., 1867.
Excellent copies of the Art Journal bound together with The Exhibition of Art-Industry in Paris (1855) and the very important Illustrated Catalogue of the Universal Exhibition.
The Exposition Universelle of 1867 was held in Paris at the Champs de Mars. There were 50,226 exhibitors, of whom 15,055 were from France and her colonies. The exhibition was formally opened on April 1, and over the six months of its duration, was said to have been visited by an estimated nine million people. This handsome catalogue includes a full table of contents listing all the illustrated exhibitors ranging from works in clay, stone and marble, porcelain and pottery and bronzes to glass, lace and embroidery, textiles, and furniture.
Richly illustrated, it now serves as a splendid reference guide for decorative art and design at the end of both the Neo-Classical and Romantic period.
Folio, with engraved titles, illustrated with over a thousand wood engravings, crisp, bound in three quarter blue pebbled morocco, marbled boads and endpapers, spines banded and decorated in gilt, all edges gilt, some rubbing and wear but very good.
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