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History and Description of the Crystal Palace 3 Volume Paperback Set: And the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851 - Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century
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History and Description of the Crystal Palace 3 Volume Paperback Set: And the Exhibition of the World's Industry in 1851 - Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

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Multiple copy pack 876 Pages / Published: 17/03/2011
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In May 1851, the doors opened on the Great Exhibition, a celebration of British industry and international trade that spawned numerous imitations across the globe. The scale of the exhibition was immense and publishers responded quickly to the demand for catalogues, guidebooks and souvenir volumes. In a marketplace swamped with exhibition literature, Tallis' three-volume History and Description of the Crystal Palace, originally published in 1852 and reproduced here in the 1854 edition, quickly established itself as the definitive history for middle-class readers. It describes the planning of the project, exhibits from machinery and fabrics to jewellery and exotic imports, and the event's reception and influence. Illustrated with high-quality steel-engraved plates of the most popular and eye-catching exhibits, Tallis' book provides a fascinating contemporary account of this cultural and commercial highlight of the Victorian age, and reveals the mind-set of a society at the peak of its imperial power.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108028202
Number of pages: 876
Weight: 2340 g
Dimensions: 297 x 210 x 48 mm

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