Lot 8012: St. Louis 1904 Universal Exposition Report

RR Auction

RR Auction

2019-07-09 14:44:25

Lot 8012

Two books: The Universal Exposition of 1904 by David R. Francis, Volumes I and II. First edition. St. Louis: Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company, 1913. Hardcover, 8 x 11, totaling 1130 pages. The comprehensive books document and illustrate all aspects of the St. Louis World's Fair, which played host to the 1904 Summer Olympics. The Games are discussed briefly in Chapter XVI, "Physical Culture," beginning: "The principal feature of the Physical Culture program was the Olympic Games." In good to very good condition, with edgewear, bumped corners, fraying at spine ends, cracked hinges, title page of first volume detached but present, and large chips to endpapers and the frontispiece of the first volume.

Estimate: $200-$400

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