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Lot 160: COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION / BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE. Achievements of Civilization. The Book of Wealth. Wealth in Relation to Material and Inte

ART, PRESS & ILLUSTRATED BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 1, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION / BANCROFT, HUBERT HOWE. Achievements of Civilization. The Book of Wealth. Wealth in Relation to Material and Intellectual Progress and Achievement. 10 volumes. Photographic illustrations and reproductions. Large folio, 550x425 mm; 17x22 inches, elaborately watercolored covers by various artists including W. How, R. Wiley, H. M. Armstrong, H. Sandham and others, over gold silk boards, scattered moderate wear to silk, covers generally bright, some joints cracked or starting; all edges trimmed and gilt, patterned silk doublures, a few clean marginal tears or creases. Captain Kidd volume ("Chapter the Thirteenth") shaken and with dampstained portion of front cover; publisher''s silk and cloth slipcases, variously defective. number 68 of 150 numbered sets of the edition cygne noir signed by bancroft for subscriber Mrs. Benjamin D. Hicks. New York: The Bancroft Company, 1896-1908

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