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WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO, 1893. III: 1. ELECTRICAL BUILDING 2. HALL OF MINES 3. WISCONSIN STATE BUILDING
Place of publication not identified: Publisher not identified, 1893. 4 p. Includes illustrations. (Toy and Movable Books) WORLD'S COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION, CHICAGO, 1893. III: 1. ELECTRICAL BUILDING 2. HALL OF MINES 3. WISCONSIN STATE BUILDING. [Place of publication not identified]: [Publisher not identified], circa 1893. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to-10-1/4" x 12-1/8". Black cloth backed board covers hinged along top edge, with a large color pictorial paste-on of a bird's eye view of the Columbian Exposition that was held in Chicago in 1893 to front cover with minor edge and corner wear, and a minor split to the cloth mid-spine for what is a very nice copy of the book. [4] pp., plus 3 pop-up views of Fair buildings attached to pp. [2-3] of covers. A total of four books were issued in this series. In each, p. [2] of covers consists of a color illustration of one of the Fair buildings and this forms the background of the view; p. [3] of covers with a color illustration and this forms the foreground of the view; three rows of color pictorial building shaped die-cut cardboard are affixed to the foreground leaf; when the volume is opened and placed upright, the die-cut buildings are erected to present a three-dimensional panorama of one area of the Chicago World's Fair; the die-cut Wisconsin State Building with an unobtrusive closed vertical tear that does not effect the functionality of the pop-up mechanism. The condition of the book is VERY GOOD. Only three copies located on OCLC/WorldCat. EXCEEDINGLY RARE; and really quite wonderful. Very good. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Wallace & Clark, Booksellers [Houston, TX, U.S.A.]

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