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Lot 382: BAXTER, GEORGE. Gems of the Great Exhibitions, London 1851, New-York 1853.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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  • BAXTER, GEORGE. Gems of the Great Exhibitions, London 1851, New-York 1853.
  • BAXTER, GEORGE. Gems of the Great Exhibitions, London 1851, New-York 1853.
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Description: BAXTER, GEORGE. Gems of the Great Exhibitions, London 1851, New-York 1853. 5 "Baxter process" color-printed wood block engravings, each clear varnished and mounted in passe-partout with gold decorative borders, red cloth edging and Baxter blind-stamp. 4to, 12x8 inches, original green cloth elaborately blind and gilt stamped with a motif of New York''s Crystal Palace, descriptive letterpress pastedowns, minor rubbing to corners, one small chip of cloth at the front foredge; colors extremely bright, fresh and well preserved, some minor toning to borders. London, circa 1853

Notes: Brilliant examples of Baxter''s work, wonderfully bound in a contemporary souvenier portfolio. Pencil notations refer the present group to Baxter catalog numbers 166-169 and 171.

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