The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853

The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853 : A Detailed Catalogue of Its Contents, with Critical Dissertations, Statistical Information, and Accounts of Manufacturing Processes in the Different Departments (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Irish Industrial Exhibition of 1853: A Detailed Catalogue of Its Contents, With Critical Dissertations, Statistical Information, and Accounts of Manufacturing Processes in the Different Departments To the illustration of the Exhibition Building considerable attention has been devoted on account of its temporary character. Ere long the verdant award on Leinster Lawn will not show a trace of the Irish Temple of Industry, which in its day formed so great an object of attraction as to bring visitors to it from almost all parts of the civilized world, and which reflected no less credit on the genius of its architect than on the liberality and patriotism of its founder; but this circum stance only rendered it the more necessary that such details, pictorial and otherwise, should be introduced as would convey an adequate idea of it. For this purpose, in addition to the series of illustrations on wood, the litho-chromotype engraving representing a view of the Centre Hall has been introduced - a work which, while it has added very materially to the expense of each copy of the book, has at the same time contributed much to its value. A further feature in connexion with this work is deserving of notice here - the fact of its being produced in this city, - Mr. Forster, of Crow-street, being the engraver. I may also be excused for referring to the mechanical execution of this volume as a specimen of Irish industry. Not only has it been printed here, but this has been done from types cast at the Irish Letter Foundry of Marr, Thom, and Cc., of this city; and it has been bound by Mr. Pil kington, of Abbey-street. Such a reference as this can scarcely be regarded as inappropriate in a book on the Irish Industrial Exhibition. The high character of the work executed by Mr. Gill at the University Press is well known; but I am glad to be able to refer to this Catalogue as a spe cimen of Irish workmanship generally, being the result of native enterprise in every department. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Hardback | 540 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 871g
  • English
  • 472 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0332114015
  • 9780332114019