Catalogue de luxe of the Department of Fine Arts, Panama-Pacific International Exposition, ed. by John Trask. . . and J. Nilsen Laurvik

San Francisco: Paul Elder, 1915. 2 vols. Vellum & bds., top edges gilt, 27.7 x 20.2 cm. 192 plates + xviii + 485 pp. **Copy no. 491 of 1000. Chapters by various hands, including several on leading U.S. painters, one each on the art of 12 contributing countries, and an essay on Futurism by Boccioni. Catalogue of the exhibition divided by nationality (pp. 138-279). "Biographical index of American artists" (pp. 281-451). Index of artists (pp. 453-82). The exhibition area of Maybeck's gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts had 150 galleries. The American section alone contained 7591 pieces by at least 1000 or more artists. Some had enough works to make a large one-man show: 66 by Munch, for instance, and 114 by Pennell. **No dustjackets. The vellum backstrip of volume 1 is foxed and roughened; the volume 2 backstrip has a little foxing on the edges. Light, occasional foxing in both volumes. Priced accordingly. See also entry for the "Illustrated catalogue of the Post-Exposition Exhibition." **Free domestic shipping with direct order. Item #55001

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