INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. 1876 OFFICIAL CATALOGUE. COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME. I. MAIN BUILDING. II. DEPARTMENT OF ART. III. DEPARTMENT OF MACHINERY. IV. DEPARTMENTS OF AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE. Revised edition. Philadelphia: Published for the Centennial Catalogue Company by John R. Nagle and Company. Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., 1876. 20.5x12.5 cm, four parts in one volume: pp. [1-6] [1-6] 7-464 [1-4: ads, with purple advertising leaf inserted between them]; [1-8] 9-170 + inserted purple advertising leaf; [1-2] [1-9] 10-177 [178: ad] + inserted blue-green advertising leaf; [1-2] [1-8] 9-88 88a-88jj 89-343 [344: blank] [345-346: ads], illustrations, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, cream endpapers. Revised edition. The official catalogue for the Centennial International Exhibition of 1876, "the first official World's Fair to be held in the United States. [It] was held in held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from May 10 to November 10, 1876 ... Nearly 10 million visitors attended the exhibition, and 37 countries participated in it ... Although not financially successful for investors, the Centennial Exposition impressed foreigners with the industrial and commercial growth of the country. The level of exports increased, the level of imports decreased, and the trade balance grew in favor of the United States" (Wikipedia). Several faint private owner's rubber-stamped names, including the title page and the free endpapers. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, else a bright, tight, nearly fine copy. (#167380).
"REVISED EDITION" on title page.