New South Wales in the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, 1886.


First Colonial Exhibition held in London


Sydney: Thomas Richards, Government Printer, 1886. Second edition. Octavo, 22 x 14cm, 488pp, folding colour map, folding chart, numerous tables and lists. Purple cloth boards, blind stamped border above and below gilt tooled crest and title on front board.

Very Good. Folding map has two tears, occassional fox mark. Head and foot of spine are bruised, corners lightly abraded. The spine is sunned and sports a pin-prick hole.

The Colonial and Indian Exhibition of 1886 was a substantial exhibition held in South Kensington in London. Opened by Queen Victoria it received more than five million visitors before it closed. The New South Wales catalogue begins with an introduction to the progress and resources of the Australian colonies before cataloguing the extensive New South Wales exhibits. From Fine Arts and Photography to Timber and Wines, the wealth and potential of New South Wales was on show for all the imperial world to see.