London & New York: George Virtue & Co., 1854. 2 volumes. Thick 4tos. [vol. I] engraved title page and frontis, clx, 832 pp.; [vol. II] engraved title page, iv, 1052 pp. Illustrated with 40 steel engravings and 2475 wood engravings in text. Later binding of cloth with leather spine labels gilt titled. Occasional foxing, dampstain and soiling on the margins of several plates, occasional creased corner. Item #29835
A wonderfully illustrated encyclopedia; includes an introductory essay on the Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, 1851. Contains sections on photography and printing.