EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE, 1855.
Rapport sur l’Exposition Universelle de 1855 présenté a l’Empereur par S.A. I. Le Prince Napoléon, président de la commission.
Paris: Imprimerie Impériale,1857
8vo, 2 leaves (half-title and title), 511 pages, and 2 folding plans. Contemporary green straight-grained cloth, green morocco spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges. Mild foxing on the first and last few leaves but a fine copy. Lettered on the upper cover that this copy is a gift from the Prince Napléon, president of the commission, his his arms in gilt on the lower cover, and a letter from his office to M. Rossignol Dolléons pasted to the front flyleaf.
FIRST EDITION. The Exposition Universelle was the second international exhibition in the world, after that in London in 1855. It was larger than its predecessor but the same number of countries participated. This book gives details of the organisation, documentation, finances and statistics of this important event.