Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press (Belknap Press), 1978. First edition. Hardcover. 553p, 180 ills. from many sources. One-inch closed tear to top of back jacket. Very good / good. Item #31050
Landmark "panoramic history of exhibitions 1600-1862" in London--a detailed account of the display of relics, waxworks, pleasure domes, dioramas, theatrical spectacles, museums, freak shows, mechanical wonders, educated animals, monsters, and much, much more. Drawing on "a wealth of never-before-used information," this is a pioneering and seminal analysis of previously overlooked trends in public taste and popular entertainment, Large and heavy; shipping/handling will be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.