London: London Printing and Publishing Co., 1860. First edition. Half-Leather over pub. pictorial boards. Folio (10 x 14), pp. xl, 384, indexed, illustrated with "nearly four thousand woodcuts and 10 full page steel engravings". An extraordinary encyclopaedic survey of both the useful and the fine arts, based on the Great Exhibition of 1851 (of which a full account is given, together with the story of its removal from Hyde Park to Crystal Palace and its re-opening in 1859). Fair, some foxing, title page has large tear, but complete; some pages at beginning torn, but complete,still visually interesting. Item #1557
Excellent survey of both useful and fine arts, based on Great Exhibition of 1851.