Visitors’ Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia. May 10th to November 10th, 1876. … The Only Guide-Book Sold on the Exhibition Grounds. [with folding map and plan]


Official guide book to the exhibitions and grounds of the 1876 Centennial International Exhibition, the first official World’s Fair to be held the United States. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The guide book contains much information on travel to and within Philadelphia (rail and steam), hotels, post offices, banks, consular offices, hospitals, churches (including meeting houses and synagogues), and New Jersey seaside resorts and customs.

A fold-out map shows a portion of the city of Philadelphia, plus there is a fold-out color plan of the exhibition grounds located along the Schuylkill River.


Description: Visitors’ Guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia. May 10th to November 10th, 1876. … The Only Guide-Book Sold on the Exhibition Grounds. [with folding map and plan]

Philadelphia: Lippincott & Co., (1876). 48, [6 (“Memorandums”)]pp. Sm. 8vo. Publisher’s red cloth stamped in black (upper board) and in blind (lower board); beveled edges. Fold-out map mounted on front endpaper (16½ x 12 inches); fold-out color plan mounted on rear endpaper (17¾ x 23¾ inches). Illustrations. Some mild rubbing near and to edges of boards; very clean inside and out with both maps in lovely condition; Very Good.

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Price: $35.00