"The most extensive review of the 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific International Exposition ever written": Complete first edition set of The Story of the Panama Pacific Exposition
The Story of the Exposition; Being the Official History of the International Celebration Held at San Francisco in 1915 to Commemorate the Discovery of the Pacific Ocean and the Construction of the Panama Canal
Todd, Frank Morton.$750.00
Item Number: 98504
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons/The Knickerbocker Press, 1921.
Complete first edition set of the most extensive review of the 1915 San Francisco Panama Pacific International Exposition ever written. Quartos, five volumes, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, pictorial endpapers. With 600 illustrations from photographs, including 61 color plates. Near fine in the scarce original paper jackets which are in good condition.
Constructed on a 636 acre site along the northern shore of California, the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition held in San Francisco showcased California's recovery from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake through a variety of exhibits including the Tower of Jewels, which rose to 435 feet and was covered with over 100,000 cut glass Novagems, and the Liberty Bell traveled by train on a nationwide tour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to attend the exposition.