Antwerpen Und Die Weltausstellung ( Antwerp and the World's Fair)
Antwerpen Und Die Weltausstellung 1885 CORNELI, René; Pfau Leipzig: Verlag Von Karl Fr. Pfau, 1887. An Outsize Visual Account of an Outsize Event- the 1885 World’s Fair in Antwerp In Beautiful Binding in the Style of Grolier’s Last Binder CORNELI, René. Antwerpen und Die Weltausstellung 1885. [Antwerp and the World’s Fair 1885]. Leipzig: Verlag von Karl Fr. Pfau, 1887. Signed binding, E Burnickel Fec; German edition from Adolf Liederwald and Karl Fr. Pfau (Peacock), Leipzig. Canada is featured as one of the exhibitors of this 1885 World’s Fair. In German. Large folio (15.5in x 12in); brown leather binding richly decorated in the style of Grolier's last binder; elaborate in-lay lacework and coat of arms in Belgian colours in the centre, embossed gilt vines and flowers, double gilt rule border. Spine decorated in gilt compartments between 6 raised bands, with gilt lettering. Full gauffered gilt edges, gilt dentelles. Condition of binding is in very good, mild chipping at head of spine. Paste-down and end papers patterned gilt paper, (stamped with possible previous owner, Dr. Rudolph Werner, München). Elaborately illustrated in black and white, including full-page frontispiece, plus 46 full- page plates, as well as extensive captioned illustrations and diagrams throughout. Main chapters feature chapter heading and end of chapter ornaments as well as large, black-and-white decorative letters at the start of chapters.