Great Exhibition “Wot is to Be”
“Wot is to Be”
Probable Results of the Industry of All Nations in the Year ‘51
Showing What is to Be Exhibited
Who Is to Exhibit There
How It’s All Going To Be Done
Vates Secundus (George Augustus Sala)
Published by The Committee of the Society For Keeping Things In Their Places
Landscape format (140x245x10mm.), 22 accordian folded leaves of hand coloured lithographs satirising the forthcoming Great Exhibition, panoramic view paste down, hand coloured with coloured printed paper cover mounted on original green cloth binding, housed in drop back cloth box, small hole on page 21 with no loss of image or text. A good copy of this wonderfully imaginative and irreverent book. Folds out to approx. 550 cm. Also issued in b&w.
The Great Exhibition – love it or loathe it, this is a great contemporary treasure relating to it.