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Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art

The Illustrated Exhibitor and Magazine of Art : collected from the various departments of painting, sculpture, architecture, history, biography, art-industry, manufactures (etc). Volume I (Volume II).

London, John Cassell 1852.

Reference: 7162
Price: £280 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 8vo. 2 vols. in 1. (4) + 412pp ; (4) + 408pp, folding woodcut plate. Each vol. has additionally hundreds of woodcut text ills. Contemporary quarter gilt-panelled black calf, with gilt and blind-tooled outer borders (slightly scratched, and worn at outer corners).

Vols. 1 and 2 , all published, of this scarce periodical issued by the Cassell publishing firm as a sequel to their almost identically titled periodical, The Illustrated Exhibitor, published by them in the previous year as a record of the Great Exhibition of 1851 (see item ). The present periodical has a more varied content, including an interesting series of illustrated articles on factories and manufacturing processes which feature the Gutta Percha Company’s factory in Bermondsey, Apsley Pellatt’s Flint Glass Works in Blackfriars, Elkington Mason & Co.’s Electro-Plate Works in Birmingham, and Smith & Baber’s Floor Cloth Manufactury in what is now Trevor Place, Knightsbridge. Three copies reported to NUC.