History of the World's Columbian Exposition

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  • Sold Date: Nov 26, 2013
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History of the World's Columbian Exposition

Edited Under the Personal supervision of Hon. William E. Cameron, Ex-Governor of Virginia

Second Edition

Publisher: Columbian History Company, Chicago Ill.

Published: 1893

This oversized, antique book measures 18.5" x 12.5", weighing approximately 12 lbs. It is 362 pages, illustrated throughout. It is hardcover, with what seems to be leather wrapped over the spine and the corners (the darker portions in the picture).

Cover condition: I would rate this as fair. Zoom in on pictures to see the following details. The leather parts have much wear, especially on the spine, where a lot has flaked away. On all the corners, the leather has worn away to expose the board underneath. Also, there are a few stains, marks on both the front and back of the cover. The front also has rippling near the upper right corner. It belonged to smokers (my grandparents), and there is definitely a leftover odor and smoke residue on the cover. Binding is fairly intact.

Interior condition: I'd rate as good. The pages are clean, free from writing or marks. Obviously, being 120 years old, there is yellowing. A couple pages have been bent. A few water stains, and I found a couple pages that have abrasions (i.e., not ripped all the way through, but a layer of
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