Illustrated Historical Register of the Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876, and of the Exposition Universelle, Paris, 1878
New York: The American News Company, (1879). Hardcover. Elephant folio. iv,396pp. Three-quarter leather over gold-stamped cloth. Spine decorated in gold, raised bands. All gilt edges. Marbled endpapers. Ex-libris of Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson (* see below) on free front endpaper. Color frontispiece protected by tissue guard. Profusely illustrated with 25 full-page chromolithographs of various art work as well as 800 full-page and in-text engravings. Age wear, staining and abrasions on binding. Front board, free front endpaper, and blank page following endpaper detached but present. Joints split on back board, firmly holding. 3" closed tear on top edge of blank page. Closed tear and some chipping along gutter on page 395. Binding in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Elaborate work on two of the major expositions of the 19th century with chromolithographs in brilliant colors. g. Item #23571
* Lucy [Doheny] Smith Battson was the daughter-in-law of Countess Carrie Estelle Doheny (1875-1958). E. Doheny was a Los Angeles socialite and the second wife of oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny.