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Category: All Categories: Ephemera: World's Fair and Expo
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1.
Appelbaum, Stanley Illustrated by: Illustrated by Richard Wurts  
New York World's Fair, The, 1939-1940 : In 155 Photographs by Richard Wurts and Others

Publisher: Dover Publications; N. Y. : 1977.
Very Good+ Paperback ISBN: 0486234940 152 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Stiff blue pictorial covers, 155 high-quality b/w photos from the 1939 New York World's Fair, with detailed text and captions. ; Laid in: color postcard of the Avenue of Flags from World's Fair Chicago 1933, divided back, postally unused, a bit yellowed otherwise in crisp condition. ; Minor edgewear only. ; Photographs

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2.
Author Unknown  
1939 New York World's Fair in Postcards, The

Publisher: Main Street Press; Pittstown, N. J. : 1988.
Very Good+ Non-Book ISBN: 155562068X 20 pages; 32mo (3.75") 10 cm; Postcard; Postcards only, not a book. These are full-color replicas of postcards originally printed 1939 for the New York World's Fair, reprinted in 1988, all suitable for mailing, with divided backs and place to put stamp. ; Cards are: 1. Administration Bldg. 2. Hall of Communications. 3. Along Constitution Mall. 4. Textiles Bldg. 5. Aviation Bldg. 6. Trylon and Perisphere at night. 7. National Cash Register. 8. Bell Telephone. 9. Impossible Spectacle. 10. French Pavilion. 11. Federal Bldg. 12. Pavilion of Eire. 13. Electrical Products. 14. New York Zoo. 15. Turkish Pavilion. 16. Greece Bldg. 17. Canadian Bldg. 18. Cuba and Dominican Republic. 19. US Steel. 20. Trylon and Perisphere. 21. Singing Tower of Light. 22. Polis Pavilion. 23. Star Pylon. 24. Four Elements. 25. Peru Bldg. 26 british Pavilion. 27. Billy Rose's Aquacade 2copies. 28. Elco yacht. 29. Glass Center. 30. Transportation Bldg. 31. Music Hall, small scar on rear. 32. Lagoon of Nations. 33. Hall of Metals. 34. Bridge of Tomorrow. 35. General View. 36. Children's World. 37. Medicine and Science Bldgs. 38. Westinghouse Electric. 39. Food Exhibitors. 40. Food Bldg Number Two. 41. Food Bldg Number Three. 42. Du Pont Chemistry. 43. Firestone Bldg. 44. Ford Motor Company. 45. Chrysler Bldg. 46. Fourteen-Ton Giant Underwood Typewriter. 47. Railroads Bldg. 48. General Electric Bldg. 49. General Motors Bldg. 50. Hall of Pharmacy, small edge chip, not affecting text or image. ; Minor edgewear only. Two cards have small defects, as noted. Otherwise no marks, no chips, no creases.

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3.
Automobile Club of Michigan  
New York Worlds Fair 1964-1965 : Travel Information

Publisher: Automobile Club; Detroit: 1964.
Very Good+ First Edition Softcover 32 pages; 4to (10") 26 cm; Stiff white pages, fold-and-staple binding, information on the Fair, places to get food, list of hotels, table of campsites, long list of major exhibits and attractions, brief section on other NY attractions by Len Barnes, 5 small b/w maps including of travel routes, mileage, and layout of Fair. ; No photos apart from photo of Unisphere, dated 1961. Published for 1964 World's Fair, New York City, by Touring Department, Automobile Club of Michigan, with assistance of Automobile Club of New York. ; Covers show minor wear only. Rear cover has names of several exhibits lightly penciled in. Binding intact. Quite scarce.

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4.
Campbell Press  
Something for the Children or Uncle John's Story. His First Visit to the Centennial
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Publisher: Philadelphia, Campbell Press, 1876.
31 p., 11 illus., map; 27 cm. "Printed in the Exhibition Building of the Campbell Press and Sold on the Grounds, to give children and young people some idea of the Centennial Exhibition." 1876 gift inscription from a Rhode Island mother to her son. Worn, color pictorial wrappers chipped; good. Stock#OB411 oversize.

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5.
Curtis, William Eleroy  
Souvenir of La Rabida, World's Columbian Exposition: The Relics of Columbus: An Illustrated Description of the Historical Collection in the Monastery of La Rabida
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Publisher: Washington, D.C. William H. Lowdermilk Company (1893).
First printing. Octavo, Full cloth, black and white photographs, cuts, 224 pages. Condition: Very good, ex library.
     An exact facsimile of the Monastery of La Rabida in Spain was constructed at Chicago for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. This is an illustrated souvenir with descriptions of the Monastery's historical collections relating to Christopher Columbus. Bound in slate blue cloth over boards with gilt spine titles. This copy comes from a private institutional library and has a catalogue number in white at heel of spine, a circular stamp on front and rear pastedowns, and two stamps on title page. Americana

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6.
Dexter Press  
Official World's Fair Mini Album : New York World's Fair, 1964-1965

Publisher: Dexter Press; West Nyack, N. Y. : 1964.
Very Good+ First Edition Softcover 20 pages; 64mo (2.75") 7 cm; Small format (4 x 2.75 inches) 102 x 69 mm. White plastic comb binding, 20 unnumbered pages including covers, 10 color glossy photos of major attractions, with captions opposite. ; Images are: Unisphere. Port of New York 'Top of the Fair'. Bird's Eye View, with Unisphere. China Pavilion. New York State 'Tent of Tomorrow'. Bell Telephone Pavilion. Monorail. Pepsi-Cola / Disney / Unicef Pavilion. Vatican Pavilion. Fountain of Planets. ; Photo of Unisphere dated 1961. Other photos copyright 1962-1964. Published for 1964-1965 World's Fair, New York City. ; Minor edgewear only. No marks, no chips, no creases. Binding intact. Quite scarce.

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7.
Fleming, Thomas  
Around the Pan with Uncle Hank : His Trip through the Pan American Exposition, 1901

Publisher: Nut Shell Publishing Company; N. Y. : 1901.
Fair with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 262 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Hardcover edition. Green cloth, green lettering, over 200 b/w line illustrations, many caricatures of ethnic types; several full-page b/w photos on glossy plates, with captions. ; Light-hearted but thorough description of World's Fair, Buffalo, New York, May 1-November 2, 1901, known as Pan-American Exposition. ; Heavily worn, cloth discolored, frayed at crown, spine browned and essentially unreadable. Light foxing to endpapers and to a few pages. No writing or scribbles. Binding tight. Scarce.

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8.
Howarth, Patrick.  
The Year is 1851

Publisher: London, Collins, 1951.
. 256 p. illus., ports. 23 cm. Hardcover Very good condition in tattered d.j. fair

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9.
Hunter,Thomas  
Memorial Of The International Exhibition At Philadelphia. 1876.

Publisher: Philadelphia, Thos. Hunter, 1876.
48 views, one map. 8 x 12.5 cm. Illustrates the wonderful American Gothic buildings constructed for the Centennial Exhibition. Two views are of Japanese structures. Stock# 32,761. Fine/no dj.

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10.
Ingram, J. S.  
The Centennial Exposition, Described and Illustrated
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Publisher: Philadelphia, Hubbard Brothers, 1876.
770 p., folding map, [6] p. of advertising, illus.; 22.5 cm. Title continues: Being A Concise And Graphic Description Of This Grand Enterprise, Commemorative Of The First Centenary of American Independence, Including History of the Centennial from Inception to Final Closing Ceremonies, Description of the Principal Buildings, Foreign Pavilions, Booths and State Buildings, with their interesting displays, Exhibits of resources and products of the Nations of the World; the most ingenious devices in Machinery Hall, Woman's Work in Woman's Pavilion, Mineralogical, Archæological and Geological Collections from all States of the Union, the Wonders of the Swiss Watch Department, the Centennial Live Stock Exhibition, Memorial Parades and Anniversaries of various Orders, Great State Days, Awards to Exhibitors Foreign and American, and numerous other subjects showing the magnitude and character of the New World's Fair, and illustrating the best achievements of human genius, industry and skill from all lands and all peoples. The Whole Profusely Illustrated. Prepared with Great Care from Official Sources and Material gathered on the Ground. Rebound with leather spine; very good. Stock#OB506.

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11.
Louisana Purchase Exposition Company, Illustrated by: Photos  
Sights, Scenes and Wonders at the World's Fair

Publisher: Official Photographic Company St. Louis, MO 1904.
unpaginated, brown SC wraps w/pictorial front w/gilt embossed lettering & three embossed decorations on front cover. An official book of views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The book is a pictorial of exposition the commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. This World's Fair, which commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, was held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. The Exposition grounds covered 1240 acres and contained fifteen exhibit buildings of great size along w/numerous other structures used for exhibit purposes. some corner creasing in the booklet, corner missing on title page, two repaired tears on first pages. Gem Edition No Jacket Soft Cover w/staples Good+ Oblong 32mo - over 4" - 5" Tall

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12.
Louisana Purchase Exposition Company, Illustrated by: Photos  
Sights, Scenes and Wonders at the World's Fair

Publisher: Official Photographic Company St. Louis, MO 1904.
unpaginated, brown SC wraps w/pictorial front w/gilt embossed lettering & three embossed decorations on front cover. An official book of views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. The book is a pictorial of exposition the commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase. This World's Fair, which commemorated the centennial of the Louisiana Purchase, was held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904. The Exposition grounds covered 1240 acres and contained fifteen exhibit buildings of great size along w/numerous other structures used for exhibit purposes. missing the front & rear covers Gem Edition No Jacket Soft Cover w/staples Fair Oblong 32mo - over 4" - 5" Tall

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13.
Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition, 1904  
St. Louis Exposition, 1904. Printed Cotton Scarf

Publisher: [St. Louis, Mo., 1904].
Cotton scarf printed in blue, red & yellow, ca. 46 x 46 cm. (18 x 18 inches). Souvenir of the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Centennial Exposition. Shows crossed flags in center, Missouri State Building, Manufacturers Building, and Varied Industries Buildings plus the title in the corners. stock#24986. Vg.

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14.
Louisiana Purchase Exposition Co.  
The World's Fair in Colortypes & Monotones, Artist's Edition (St. Louis, 1904).

Publisher: St. Louis MO: Official Photographic Company, 1904..
First Edition Oblong softcover folio, about 13.25 inches wide, in black paper covers decorated in raised gilt and blind, color photo inset. Unpaginated, but about 50 photographs, half of them colored, all on rectos of coated stock. A rather elaborate World Fair souvenir book. Red cord tied binding, the cord still looking fresh. Short tears, an inch or so, to both ends of the front spine fold. The front cover bottom and top edges are a bit mottled white, probably acidic toning from the box lid. The book otherwise remarkably clean and fresh. The, white storage box is moderately deteriorated. The cover or lid (gilt stamped) is missing about a third of the fold-down edges. The box itself has several tears to the fold-up edges. Softcover Softcover Very Good in Fair Box

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15.
Quinn, F. McD.  
Treasure Island, Go by Train : See all the West in Speed, Comfort and Safety, Golden Gate International Exposition on San Francisco Bay, May 25 to September 29, 1940

Publisher: Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Philadelphia: 1940.
Good+ Softcover 24 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Large brochure, fold-and-staple binding, 24 pages including covers, large color map centerfold, dozens of color and b/w photos, glossy throughout. Published by Pennsylvania Railroad to promote their discount fare from New York (world's fair was still there) to San Francisco (world's fair opened there 1940); Rubbed and worn, vertical crease throughout, as issued, dampstain affects upper edges throughout. No chips or tears. Everything readable. Scarce. Sold as is.

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16.
Reed, Henry E. (Compiler), Illustrated by: B&W Photos  
Oregon: A Story of Progress and Development Together with an Account of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition (etc)
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Publisher: F.W. Galtes and Company (printer) Portland Oregon 1904.
White paper wraps illustrated with iconic human figures walking toward the sun, in an Art Nouveau style frame, title 'Oregon' in red. Rear cover illustrated with B&W photo of Portland Harbor in Wheat Shipping Season (sailing ships, stern wheel tug, etc.) 96 pages with many full-page B&W photos and other illustrations. This booklet was published in the year preceeding the Lewis & Clark Expo and is mainly a prospectus on the State of Oregon. It describes the major industrial, business, and agricultural pursuits and opportunities, shipping and transportation facilities, education, etc. Oregon was admitted to the Union in 1859 and although still a struggling frontier state, this Expo and this booklet were destined to bring Portland into the status of a metropolis and hub of international trade. The booklet describes each Oregon county in detail and provides a synopsis of other Western states, including Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, and Montana. Very scarce. CONDITION: The cover is a bit darkened in margins, with a couple of very small nicks in the fore edge. The rear cover has a short chipped tear and missing lower corner. Internally the book is quite clean and tight in the staples. WF 4278 First Edition Paperbound Very Good Condition 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall World's Fairs

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17.
Shepp, James W., and Daniel B. Shepp Illustrated by: Illustrated by James W. Shepp  
Shepp's World's Fair Photographed : Being a Collection of Original Copyrighted Photographs Authorized and Permitted by the Management of the World's Columbian Exposition, Consisting of Photographs of the Original Buildin
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Publisher: Globe Bible Publishing Company; Chicago: 1893.
Very Good with no dust jacket Hardcover 529 pages; Oblong 8vo (9") 23 cm; Vary large heavy oblong hardcover, dark blue-gray cloth decorated in black and gilt, floral endpapers, b/w floorplan of fair, 512 high-quality full-page b/w glossy photos, each with full-page description on facing page. ; Official souvenir photo album of 1893 World's Fair, Chicago, Illinois, known as Columbian Exposition. Complete subtitle: 'Being a Collection of Original Copyrighted Photographs Authorized and Permitted by the Management of the World's Columbian Exposition, Consisting of Photographs of the Original Buildings, the State Buildings, the Buildings of Foreign Nations, the Court of Honor, the War-Ship Illinois, the Lagoon, Temples, Pavilions, Gardens, Fountains, Statues, the Midway Plaisance and its Scenes, All Described in Crisp and Beautiful Language'. ; Cloth shows normal wear, mainly at heel and crown. Gilt on front mostly bright and sharp, with some dullness to edges. Gilt on spine mostly rubbed off, but lettering is just readable. Owner name, city and date (Jan 23, 1894) penned on front flyleaf. Both hinges (reinforced, as issued) are tight. ; Photographs

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18.
Stellmann, Edith Kinney; illustrated by Louis J. Stellmann  
The Exposition Babies: An Idyl of the Fine Arts Colonnade
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Publisher: San Francisco H. S. Crocker Company (1915).
First printing. Octavo, Original wrappers, Monochrome photographs, iv, 21 pages. Condition: Near fine in a torn glassine jacket.
     Souvenir of the Palace of Fine Arts from the 1915 world's fair--the Panama Pacific Exposition--held in San Francisco. The preparation and hosting of this event gave a tremendous morale boost to the city after it had been nearly destroyed in the great 1906 earthquake and fire. Lovely photographs of cherubic statuary are tipped in throughout the text. Bound in card covers with Yapp edges, front cover illustrated with a photograph laid on. Edges have shallow bumps. Prior owner bookplate on inside cover, contemporary inscription on preliminary blank leaf. Original glassine jacket is torn and worn with large pieces lacking. Americana

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19.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Wehle, Harry B.  
Life in America. A Special Loan Exhibition of Paintings Held during the Period of the New York World's Fair.

Publisher: New York, MMA, 1939.
Foreword by Harry B. Wehle. 230 p., 290 paintings, index, 25 cm. Good copy in tan cloth/good dj. Copy of Albert E. Lownes with his printed label. 31571.

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