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Report by The Honorable R Burdett Smith CMG Executive Commissioner for The Centennial International Exhibition, Melbourne 1888-9 With Appendices and Views of New South Wales Court

By R Burdett Smith

1890

Charles Potter : Sydney

10" by 6.5"

viii, 165pp, [1]

 

 

 

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A scarce work on the Centennial International Exhibition by the executive commissioner, Robert Burdett Smith. Illustrated, with illustrations of the exhibition.

This report is by Robert Burdett Smith, a solicitor and politician in colonial New South Wales. He was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and the New South Wales Legislative Council. He was a commissioner for New South Wales at the Colonial and Indian exhibition in 1886 and for New South Wales again for the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition where he was executive commissioner. The Melbourne Centennial Exhibition was intended to celebrate a century of European settlement in Australia. The exhibition drew a focus on Australia and emphasized many of the cultural arts that attracted visitors. The exhibition was not dissimilar to the Bureau of International Expositions 'World's Fair's however was not made an official World's Fair. This report is on the exhibition and has twenty-two plates to the rear of photographs of the fair. There is also a ground plan of the exhibition which has been removed by a prior owner, only a small portion of the ground plan remains. A fascinating report on this celebration, held in the original decorative morocco binding.

CONDITION

In the original full morocco binding with gilt stamping to the boards and spine. Externally, generally smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and extremities. Occasional ink spills to front and rear boards. Internally, firmly bound. Ground plan to the rear has been torn and mostly removed, the majority is lacking. Pages are generally bright with scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Good

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