HISTORY OF THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION ST. LOUIS – 800 Pages Folio
Comprising the History of the Louisiana Territory, the Story of the Louisiana Purchase and a Full Account of the Great Exposition, embracing the Participation of the States and Nations of the World, and other Events of the St. Louis World’s Fair of 1904.Illustrated throughout “with more than four thousand engravings from photographs by William H. Rau, official photographer, Jessie Tarbox Beals and George Stark, with portraits of National, State, and Foreign Commissioners, Exposition Officials and Distinguished Visitors, by J.C. Strauss, Kandeler Brothers, Murillo Studio and others”
Compiled by Mark Bennitt and Frank Parker Stockbridge – introduction by Walter B. Stevens. Published by Universal Exposition Publishing Company, 1905. Folio (13 4/8 x 10 2/8 inches), 800 pages, black and white illustrations.
In 1904 the Louisiana Purchase International Exposition commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. Spread over 1,271 acres in Forest Park, the St. Louis exposition.
See images — backstrip gone, front hinge broken. Perfect candidate for resewing and new spine. When this title can been found the price is usually around $275. This copy, with faults, easily used for reference in your World’s Fair collection, especially if you focus on the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair.
image below shows break along front hinge
some sample two pages spreads
$125 – Order Number eb1014
Shipping – $11 – Very Heavy
packaged in cardboard with tracking
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