Paris. 1879. ,[xi]-xiii,pp. plus  color lithograph plates. Half title. Original blue cloth, stamped in black and gilt. Corners and spine lightly rubbed. Bookplate of Fernand J. Heitz on front pastedown. Inscribed by Bartholdi on the half title. Very minor soiling. Very good. Item #WRCAM48466
Pictorial album of the French commissioners to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Each plate contains a caricature of a member of the Jury Français, together with a brief couplet describing the image - Bartholdi is featured in the first plate. Frederic Auguste Bartholdi (1834-1904) was a French sculptor who is best known for creating the Statue of Liberty. He was one of the commissioners for the French delegation to the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, where he exhibited several bronze statues. The book is inscribed by Bartholdi to Madame Sautelli, dated Oct. 24, 1883, in commemoration of the trip to America. Scarce, with three copies listed in OCLC: the Bibliothèque Nationale, the New York Public Library, and the Houghton Library at Harvard. A most unusual and rare piece. OCLC 465466290, 27024130.