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    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 248

    WHITNEY, Joel Parker (1835-1913). Colorado, in the United States of America. Schedule of Ores contributed by sundry Persons to the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1867.

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    WHITNEY, Joel Parker (1835-1913). Colorado, in the United States of America. Schedule of Ores contributed by sundry Persons to the Paris Universal Exposition of 1867. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, 1867.

    4o (261 x 185 mm). 2 folding maps, one folding albumen print. Contemporary brown cloth, possibly publisher's and for presentation, decorated in blind, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, board edges and turn-ins decorated with gilt flower roll, all edges gilt (re-backed preserving the contemporary spine).

    FIRST EDITION. The display of Colorado Ore was awarded a Gold Medal at the Paris Exposition in 1867, where a display of raw materials from the nations of the world formed the central zone of the eliptically shaped building designed to make the exhibition truly an exposition universelle. EXTREMELY RARE: according to American Book Prices Current only one copy, in original wrappers, has appeared at auction in the last thirty years: Sold California Book Auctions, 14 February 1991, lot 187. Howes W-387. Meyer Great Exhibitions pp. 170-172.

    [Bound with]:

    Le Colorado aux Etas-Unis d'Amerique. Paris: Imprimerie Parisienne, L. Berger, 1867.

    4o. FIRST FRENCH EDITION.

    [Bound with]:

    Das Coloradogebiet in den Bereinigten Staaten von Nordamerica. Paris: Renon und Maulde, 1867.

    4o. FIRST EDITION IN GERMAN.


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