Printed and Published by John Cassell, 335, Strand.






A tribute to the world's industrial jubilee; comprising sketches, by pen and pencil, of the principal objects in the great exhibition of the industry of all nations. 1851. nos. 1-30, june 7-december 27, 1851.

Item Description

PERIODICAL. 4to. 10 x 6.75 inches. xliv + 556 pp. Main text within double borders. Bound in original blue cloth, gilt, decorated with gilt blocks and blind stamping on boards; spine rebacked preserving original. Some wear to extremities and edges darkened. Occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. 1885 gift inscription to Harriet Grayling on front pastedown and her signature at head of title. Illustrated by 10 folding plates, including panoramic frontispiece and by wood engravings throughout. The first volume of a periodical describing and illustrating the buildings and exhibits of the Great Exhibition 1851, published in thirty parts from June to December 1851 (a second volume appeared until the end of 1852 before ceasing under this title). It is copiously illustrated with wood engravings, including folding views of the interior and exterior of the building with a splendid frontispiece panorama. At the beginning is a directory of officials and the Official List of Awards Granted by the Juries. Regular features in the text include the building itself, machinery, including locomotives, industrial and agricultural, and sculpture and the plastic arts with the numerous nude statues in classical poses so beloved of the Victorians. Other recurring articles. show the products of various nations, while special features emphasise for example, Irish Limerick lace and the products of Sheffield industry.

[Stock No. 27419]

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